Author Philip Elliott – Letter to Pap

Dear Pap,

 

I was the one who stole your car that winter. But I wasn’t the one who crashed it. That was the dumb bitch I let drive. We’d been drinking whiskeys like they were goin make us live forever and when we eventually got back in the car, to be perfectly honest about it, I’m surprised she drove us in the right direction. When the car curled round that tree like a comma, I ran the whole way home, climbed in the window, and pretended I’d never left my bed. I’ve felt shitty about that ever since and I wanna apologize for that now, finally. I’m sorry for being a shitty son my entire life. But to be fair, you’re a shitty father.

 

With love,

JJ

This brilliant debut consists of a prose collection of fictional letters from a deceased 26-year-old Southern American named Jeremiah John Watts (JJ). The people JJ mentions in these letters have a parallel to the alienated and confused dreamers, addicts and lost souls found in the work of the likes of Denis Johnson and William Burroughs, but JJ’s larger-than-life sentimentality as his past leaks out of his heart and onto the page puts this collection in some new sphere of perception equally brilliant but entirely its own. Gradually, the letters tell a fractured tale of a life of mistakes, heartbreak, sickness, and regret, but also love, faith, hope and perseverance.

– Heath Brougher Author, A Curmudgeon is Born, and Your Noisy Eyes

To find out more about Dreaming In Starlight read the Introduction.


16174763_1332005433515658_5603811410579608927_n About the Author

Philip Elliott was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1993 and quickly started scribbling nonsense. He’s the founder and editor-in-chief of Into the Void Magazine, and his own writing can be found in various journals in 9 countries, such as Otoliths, Scarlet Leaf Review, Foliate Oak, Revista Literariedad and Flash Fiction Magazine. He has a degree in Ancient Classics, likes to blur the boundaries between fiction’s many genres, and loves above all writing that is honest and heartfelt. Philip lives in Dublin, where he gets along better with his dogs than any humans, is finishing up work on a novella and much too many other projects, and is any combination of these things: fiction writer, poet, feminist, vegan, atheist, buddhist, minimalist, mindful meditator, wandering wonderer, punk rock fanatic & very loose cannon. Stalk him at philipelliottfiction.com.

Visit Philip’s Author Page At: www.ctupublishinggroup.com/philip-elliott.html

Free to Read on Kindle Unlimited At: www.amazon.com/dp/B06XJCG48J



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