Seven Days of Electric Eclectic Novelettes – Day 4
Operation Debt Recovery
by Ian Welch
A short novelette. Brandon is meandering through life. His dreams of a big house, a modern car, and a lovely girl to share it with, is a fantasy. It’s not happening, his job is boring, and his bank account is dismal. Something has to change. Perhaps a holiday in Las Vegas might provide some inspiration, a kick start to a new future.
Or maybe it’s the start of a trip to Hell. Brandon never foresaw the can of worms an exciting week in vibrant Vegas would unlock.
Brandon is not satisfied with his mundane life and boring job, he wants more… more money, more excitement.
His trip to Vegas proves not to be as positive as he intends, and the repercussions send him into a downward spiral of debt and despair. Losing his job could be the final straw, but fate has a way of intervening.
Operation Debt Recovery is an interesting read, with a wonderful twist, or two, and you can’t help but root for Brandon, at the same time as berating him for his folly!
Ian Welch is a ‘new-to-me’ author, and I will definitely be adding a couple of his books to my to-read list!
LIKE most authors I write what I like to read. I blame Wilbur Smith for igniting the passion in me. After being introduced to one of his novels after many years of being ‘too busy to read a novel’ a strange thought entered my brain. ‘Could I write like that?”
I’d like to think my writing is like a good vintage of wine. Every year that ticks over my masterpieces, like the wine, get exponentially better. I’m just hoping I reach perfection before father-time taps me on the shoulder.
Writing about yourself is always hard. I’m a KIWI, after travelling extensively, I’ve come to the conclusion I’m blessed to live in NZ. Brilliant scenery, little crime by world standards (the police don’t carry guns), and a laid-back small population.
I flirted with studying criminal law and accountancy before the lure of the land claimed me. I farmed for many years, owned several city-based businesses, moved to the idyllic Bay of Islands and started writing. And a little fishing.
When I think about my writing credentials my mind immediately moves to a book writing by Sir Bob Jones, a local with an outspoken persona. A bit like an early Donald Trump. Bob’s book was titled ‘The Achievements of the Fourth Labour Government.’ It consisted of 250 blank pages.
My writing resume is slightly better, I dabbled with writing small articles for a local newspaper, my job description was ‘reporter.’ I now have 6 published novels and a few bubbling away in a vast melting pot. I love writing, I’m addicted, it’s my drug of choice. And an occasional bottle of wine.
My first contribution to Electric Eclectic was Chantilly Lace, it was born after a reunion with a group of friends from my teenage years.
They said. “when are you writing A Fifty Shades of Grey?”
Not being one to back down I replied, “I’m starting tomorrow, and you guys have starring roles.”
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