vertigo: a novel

vertigoEverything was beautiful, and nothing hurt.Kurt Vonnegut

 

There are certain memories that stick with us for no apparent reason, whose influence we never understand.

For instance, one of my most persistent memories from childhood consists of me sitting in my father’s car, waiting for him and my mother to come back from a shop. It was raining, and all I did was watch this beautiful anomaly of nature; raindrops trickling down the windshield, layers upon layers, drops blending together to form rivulets, like tears running down cheeks. And I thought God wanted to drown the entire world, to cover everything in a deep sea of rain. For a few minutes my life was empty and pointless, and yet time didn’t stop. People were running down sidewalks, struggling to hold onto their umbrellas in the blistering wind, cars were passing by, and the rain kept falling, oblivious and impervious to everything and everyone. Continue reading

More than words

Sometimes I want to write something beautiful, something meant to inspire. And this burning hunger grows inside me, consumes me to the point that I can’t write anymore. And it all feels pointless. It seems as if I will never be able to write more than just words, more than a nice story.

After all, writers are also readers. And all the stories that left a mark on us appear to be much more than just words. More than simple stories, they’re the fuel that ignites what’s most human in us, the engine that has driven mankind towards greatness. Continue reading

Everything’s on sale

Given the predicament that I’m in, I’m hosting a special sale until Sunday.

First, there are advertising opportunities to purchase:

1. Reblog – $50 $35 - Do you have a WordPress.com blog? Have you written a piece you’d want everyone to read? Now you can have your content reblogged to an audience of over 102,000.

You can purchase here. 10 spots available. You can buy as many as you like and use them whenever you want.

2. Sponsored Post$50 $35 – Do you have a book you’d want me to review? Or do you want me to interview you? Or simply showcase your works (for graphic artists, painters, etc.)?

You can purchase here. 5 spots available.

4. Star for a Month – $150 $100 – Be a star on my blog for one month. This means the following things:

You’ll get interviewed by me. (1 post)
I’ll review a book of yours, or I’ll showcase your works on my blog, or write an article about your website (1 post)
You can guest blog here. (1 post)
You’ll be mentioned as post sponsor on five of my posts, which means that at the end of said posts you’ll be mentioned and thanked. Also, you’ll be able to provide a short description of your blog/website.

You can purchase here. Just one spot available.

There you have it… quite a lot to chose from.

Payments are secured via PayPal. Also, you can purchase as many options as you like, as available. After that we get in touch via e-mail and set everything up.

Secondly, you can purchase the e-book bundle for only $6.99 hereWhat do you get for that kind of money?

Well… the following:

Jazz (novel)
The Writer (novel)
Fairytale: Episode I (serialized fiction)
Strangers (short story compilation)
An Emperor’s Will (novella)
Remember (short-story)
A Prestigious Award (short-story)
The Portrait of a Writer (compilation of essays)

You have basically 3 days and 4 hours as if this moment to acquire anything you’d like at a great price.

*The funds raised through this endeavor will hep pay for my medical bills.

Thank you,

Cristian

Honesty

Everything I write acts as a sort of personal metaphor; I try to add a bit of myself in each and everyone of my stories. It’s probably the easiest way to add realism to a fictional world. And furthermore, I’m the one person I know best in the world, so to speak.

But it wasn’t always like that. Continue reading

Fairytale: Episode I

cover_smallFive years ago, Robert Payne left the city he grew up in. He left everything behind, never to return. But now he’s back. A mesmerizing tale of ambitious, love, and betrayal, Fairytale tells the story of one man’s desire to do what he considers to be the right thing to do.

Genre: Suspense/Thriller, Contemporary/Urban Fiction

Download EPISODE I from: Amazon US | Amazon UK | Smashwords | DOWNLOAD PDF

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Waiting…

waitingSome artists like to wait.

They wait for the muse to come to them. It’s like sitting at the edge of the water, praying for a fish to jump into your lap. You might get lucky, but making art isn’t about luck. It’s about doing your thing, whether you feel like it or not. Continue reading

Dream City and Other Stories

print_cover2The night is profound and quiet when I climb down into the living room. We’re okay now. Adele is sitting on the couch, reading a book. We’re expecting guests.
The gun’s not loaded.
We’re okay now.
At least until she finds the bullets… Continue reading