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On the Seventh Day by Mark Wilson
Publication Date : 7th Mar 2021
Publisher : SpellBound Books
God is furious.
He has run out of patience with humans and decided that our time is over.
We’ve had our chance and it’s back to the drawing board.
Mo, and Jay, best friends who’ve screwed up in the past, beg him for one more chance to get the humans back on track.
Alongside Mr Saluzar, the head of a global charity foundation, and Nick, The Fallen Angel, they hurtle towards Armageddon and their one chance to prove God wrong.
They have seven days to save us
Nick took in the room, his top lip curling into a sneer. It was just his kind of place, all thin veneer, expensive wines and whiskeys, and coke in the bathrooms. Ordering a gin and tonic for himself and a double Auchentoshan for Stewart, Nick slipped his smartphone from his pocket and reminded himself of a few key details in his notes.
Ten years at Level Two.
Four years at Level Three.
Further education programme complete.
Dedicated and enthusiastic approach demonstrated consistently by the candidate.
All phases of training complete.
Recommend promotion to Level One.
Nick didn’t really need to read the notes, he had committed the candidate’s details to memory, but it comforted him to read the words, settled his nerves. The gin helped also. She was ready, no doubt about it, but Stewart had the final say, and he’d take some convincing despite the candidate’s exemplary performance. He always did need convincing, but particularly when the candidate was a woman.
Spotting Stewart passing the restaurant window Nick took a belt from his gin and relaxed his face into business mode, ridding it of any signs of anxiousness or enthusiasm. Stewart was best approached calmly.
Never one to make an understated entrance, Stewart crashed through the doors, barking loudly at the Maître D who’d rushed to greet him, reaching for his jacket.
“Get tae fuck, son. Make yourself useful and bring me a double Macallan ’39.”
Stewart strode around the bar to the rear left corner of the room. Hair, long, curled, blond and mulleted, dressed in denims, expensive cowboy boots, leather jacket — unzipped to show the art of his T-shirt, a nun fingering herself and the legend Jesus is a cunt — Stewart looked like an expensively-dressed redneck. His accent was all Lanarkshire.
He yanked the seat back and snorted loudly, into his nose. The gurgling, crackling movement of thick phlegm being dragged from his nostrils into his mouth threatened to break Nick’s composure before a word had passed between them.
Grabbing the back of his heavy, leather-padded chair, Stewart screeched it a few feet away from the table. Nick watched as his boss flicked his eyes up to drill into his own. As Stewart’s eyes danced with cruel amusement, he let a long tail of yellow-green gunge slide from his lips into the glass of Auchentoshan on the table.
Watching the deposit bob and eddy around for a second, he took his chair, shoving the glass over to Nick.
“Get that shite off the table, Nick.”
The Maître D arrived with Stewart’s Macallan swirling in a heavy-bottomed glass and an ice bucket on a silver tray.
Unacknowledged he silently slid the drink and the ice within reach of Stewart, who snatched the glass up and drained its contents.
Stewart slammed the glass onto the table-top.
“Keep them coming,” he said.
Mark Wilson is the author of twelve works of fiction and one non-fiction memoir. He also writes Crime Thrillers under the pseudonym, C.P. Wilson
Mark’s short story ‘Glass Ceiling’ won first prize in May, 2015 on Spinetingler’s Short story competition and will be included in Ryan Bracha’s Twelve Nights at Table Six. dEaDINBURGH reached the quarter finals of the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award in 2014 and was a finalist in the Wishing Shelf Book Awards, 2015.
Mark currently teaches Biology in a Fife secondary school and writes in his spare time, in lieu of sleep.
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Website : https://markwilsonbooks.com/
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