GLL Publishing Takes A Stand Against Knife Crimes – Join Us

A number of the books published by GLL Publishing deal with topics some might find sensitive.

Blood Borne Connections’ is a fictional thriller that tackles teenage sex trafficking.

‘U Murder U (Suicide)’ has been voted a must read and is about preventing suicide.

We are in the fourth Month of 2018 and already there have been so many deaths of young people by knife crimes. It is becoming a daily occurrence now to see a headline of another life loss and another family destroyed. 

We are in the fourth Month of 2018 and there have been over 400 knife attacks and over 40 deaths – when will this stop?

When things are tolerated they don’t change – THINGS CAN ONLY CHANGE WHEN THEY ARE NO LONGER TOLERATED!!!

We say Black Lives Matter but what happens when Black youths are killing each other – DON’T THEY VALUE THEIR OWN LIVES?

As a Community, Society, Nation, what are we not teaching young people? Where are we going wrong?

How can one young person pick up a knife and stab another with the intention of ending a life we say matters?

Is it the Devil? Is he controlling the minds of these young people?

Is it the Government? Have they taken away all the community clubs and other places that young people used to hang out in to keep their minds occupied?

Or is it a combination of both?  They say ‘The idle mind is a playground for the Devil’

Some people sit back and act like none of this affects them or theirs and blame families, schools and peer pressure. In their ignorance, they fail to see that if you don’t stop this senseless killing, like a virus it will spread and eventually claim the lives of them and theirs.

GLL Publishing is taking a stand – Over the next 7 weeks, we are going to publish 7 fictional short stories that we hope will be challenging, heartbreaking, soul-searching and make a difference to the way people think and act and hopefully, in some way, shape or form put an end to the violence.  

A story is told of how every baby looks up into the eyes of their mother, and their heart speaks words their unformed vocals have not yet mastered:

“Pray for me Mother, pray for me

Pray that I will be protected and directed all the days of my life

Pray that I will have a long and useful life

Pray that I fulfil my destiny and help others fulfil theirs

Pray that I am never harmed and I never harm another 

Pray that God’s Will be done in my life

Pray for me Mother, pray for me”

Mothers and Fathers, pray for your children, don’t leave them to the evils of this world – You gave them Life, give them Hope!

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Our first story will be out shortly

Join GLL Publishing is our stand against knife crimes – Together we can make a difference

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Like Father Like Son

 

Chapter 24

“Nigel McKenna! Nigel McKenna! Get your things!”

He heard his name and he heard the instruction but he didn’t move. Three days ago he had been attacked in the shower room; as the inmates punched and kicked him they called him a ‘wife-abusing sissy’. No one had ever beaten him up like that before and as he lay bloodied, battered and bruised in the infirmary, he thought of all the times he had beaten and abused Dorothy, and he cried. He had fractured her ribs twice and broken her arm. He had called her every derogatory name known to man and animal and he had laughed at her when she had cried and begged him to stop.

“Nigel McKenna, I told you to get your things; you’re shipping out today! Come on, man, get a move on!”

“What? Shipping out to where?”

“Just get your things,” the officer said and unlocked the holding cell.

Nigel quickly grabbed his things and followed the officer. They walked out of the isolation section where he had been held for two days for his own protection and into an office. He was told to sign some papers by an officer who sat at a desk typing; he promptly obliged. It felt strange when the officer called him ‘Sir’. It felt even stranger when he turned and looked out of the opened, bar-less window to the freedom beyond. The window was big and Nigel thought he could easily fit through it and escape. The officer stopped typing and studied him for a few moments. Nigel froze as he tried to conceal his thoughts. The officer looked down and checked the papers. He indicated where another signature was required and passed the papers back. Nigel quickly signed. The officer pressed a button and a door opened. A man dressed in a frail flannel shirt and blue jeans walked in. Nigel stared at him as if he were seeing a ghost.

“You’ve been released, let’s go,” the man told him.

“Dad! What are you doing here?”

“We’ll talk later, son. I brought you some clothes. Go change I’ll wait for you outside.”

 

They drove in complete silence. Nigel had so many questions he wanted to ask but each time he tried to formulate them in a logical manner his words failed him. After nearly an hour, they drove into a trailer park and pulled up in front of a trailer. His father turned the ignition off and climbed out of the truck. Nigel followed him into the trailer. He grimaced at the untidiness of the trailer and the stench of stale food, beer, and foul body odor. His father dropped his keys on a cluttered worktop and faced him.

“How could you do what you did to that woman?”

“I didn’t kill her. If I had killed her they wouldn’t have released me, would they?”

“The only reason they released you was because Dorothy phoned the police last night and told them that she was alive and well. She could have stayed hidden and let you rot in jail but she didn’t because she is a good person.”

“She called the police last night? Where has she been all this while and why didn’t she call them sooner?”

“That, my son, is a question that I doubt you’ll ever know the answer to because, if she is as smart as I think she is, you’ll never see her again.”

“We are still married, she is still my wife!”

“Not according to the divorce papers you signed when you were ‘stoned’ out of your mind in the psychiatric ward. She is as free as a bird right now and you, my wife-beating-son, have lost everything.”

“You have the nerve to call me a wife-beater after everything you did to my mother? You hypocritical bast—”

His father’s hand swung back then struck him hard across the face before he could finish. “That is exactly why I have the nerve to call you a wife-beater. I messed up, I did wrong! Look around you son, this is how I live now. I threw away the best woman that I ever knew for cheap thrills and when those thrills got tired of me I ended up here, in a trailer park. I live worse than the hill-billy trailer-trash I used to make fun of. My pride and my arrogance brought me here, the same stupid pride and arrogance I see in you.”

“No thanks to you—”

“Here we go, here we go with the blame-the-father routine,” he dramatically threw his hands in the air, “I see men like you crying into their beers down at Barney’s Shack nearly every single afternoon. Men who always need to blame someone else for the crap in their life. You want to know who to blame for your crap?” He pulled Nigel towards a greasy mirror which hung on the side of a cupboard and held him in front of it, “Blame the man in the mirror.”

In stand-offish silence, Nigel looked at his father’s reflection in the mirror; his father looked at Nigel’s reflection.

“When your mother threw me out, in a way I thought that I was doing you a favor. At least you wouldn’t have to be like me, you could be different,” he shook his head, “You’re worse than me. You knew better! You were right there; you saw how things ended up with your mother and me. You had the ‘blueprint’! You knew what to avoid!”

Nigel turned sharply, “You think I wanted to be a man who beats his wife? You think I didn’t want to make my wife happy—”

“Yes, I think you wanted to be a man who beats your wife and I think that you didn’t give a damn if your wife was happy or not. If you wanted your marriage to work you would have made it work! You would have tried harder! If you treat a woman well she will stick with you through thick and thin. I spoke to your mom and she told me how you spent Dorothy’s money on other women. You made your wife work two jobs while you sat on your fat ass and beat her when you felt like it and took her money when you felt like it. Well now she’s gone and this is your new home.”

“I have a house. I don’t need to stay in this dump.”

“Didn’t your lawyer tell you about the house?”

“He mentioned some rubbish but I didn’t believe him—”

“It’s true, son, the house that your wife paid for has been sold and your car has been repossessed because she stopped paying for it. We tried to get some of the women you’ve been seeing over the years to help you out or put you up but they all refused. Looks like you threw away the only good woman who ever crossed your path and that is something, like me, you’ll have to live with for the rest of your life.” He shook his head and studied his son for a few moments. “So this here dump is now your dump. Welcome to my world, son.”

Taken from Blood Borne Connections

 

 

 

 

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Despite all odds: A Dream Fulfilled Part 1

Despite all odds: A Dream Fulfilled Part 2

Truths, Lies And Untold Secrets

Blood Borne Connections

U Murder U (Suicide)

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Bless God Where You Are – Whether You’re In Arts and Entertainment / Business / Education / Family / Government / Media / Religion – Bless God Where You Are

Bless God Where You Are – Arts & Entertainment / Business / Education / Family / Government / Media / Religion

 

How can we bless You for all You have done

For each day You give us, each moon and each sun?

How can we show You that You are our Joy, our Source, our Hope and the Love of our lives?

How Lord?

How?

 

Each day you are given use it to the best

Seek first My Kingdom and I will supply you the rest

Wherever you are, show the people My Light

Walk in Love, Patience and Kindness; let your lives shine bright

Let people know I love them and it is My Will that all might be saved

Let your lives be a testimony for people watch how you behave

 

I made you the salt of the earth – Salt must not lose its flavour

I made you the light of the world – Light must not be hidden

Be salt and light where you are

 

 We will live a life that honours You our Father our God

We will let our lives speak of You

We will let our lives speak of You

We will bless You God where we are

Be it Arts & Entertainment/Business/Education/Family/Government/Media/Religion – Be light and salt and bless God where you are.

 

 

 

Ebooks from GLL Publishing available at Amazon, Smashwords etc – Books also available via http://www.gllpublishing.com

Despite all odds: A Dream Fulfilled Part 1

Despite all odds: A Dream Fulfilled Part 2

Truths, Lies And Untold Secrets

Blood Borne Connections

U Murder U (Suicide)

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MAN – WOMAN – LOVE – WOMAN – MAN – LOVE

WOMAN:

Is this love?  

Is this real?  

Can you explain to me  

Exactly how you feel? 

 

MAN:

 I would climb a mountain, sail any sea 

I would do anything, please believe me   

My love for you is real and totally true   

There is nothing for you I would not do  

 

WOMAN:

You say love conquers all 

Love makes one strong

Love turns everything right 

And sees no wrong  

 

MAN:

Yes I do say this for I believe it true 

I was divinely blessed, the day I met you  

In you, I have found the strength to conquer all 

My love for you rights all wrongs, big and small  

 

WOMAN:

Forgive me my sweet 

For questioning you   

You see I have to be sure 

That your love is true  

 

MAN:

My precious my sweet believe me when I say 

You are the only lady that has ever made me feel this way   

For the rest of my life, I will love you and be true 

Now that you give me your all, this and so much more will I do  

 Poem from ‘Despite all odds: A Dream Fulfilled Part II’

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Ebooks from GLL Publishing available at Amazon, Smashwords etc – Books also available via http://www.gllpublishing.com

Despite all odds: A Dream Fulfilled Part 1

Despite all odds: A Dream Fulfilled Part 2

Truths, Lies And Untold Secrets

Blood Borne Connections

U Murder U (Suicide)

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abcd

 

‘Hope’ taken from ‘Despite all odds: A Dream Fulfilled’

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Despite all odds: A Dream Fulfilled Part 1 and Part 2 are part of the GLL Publishing Collection

 

“Hope

My pessimistic friend says that I am a joke

That I am too optimistic because I am called Hope.

We were once ‘one’ before but he made a choice one day

To remove me from his life, now he lives in a hope-less way.

He blames me for the pain and misery he suffers from all the time.

I have tried to tell him to change because his choices are his not mine.

 

You see I am what is considered a good thing

I have lost count of the many joys and anticipated blessings I bring.

There are so many people that look forward to a brighter day

 

So I am constantly called upon to show them the way.

I work hand in hand with a wonderful loyal dedicated friend

His name is Faith and he is strong, resilient and does not bend.

 

All good things come in threes so I am told

That probably explains why we have a third partner who is so glorious and bold.

He is the greatest of the three of us, full of passion and so strong

There is nothing He cannot do, and when you repent He forgives your every wrong.

His name is Love and He is truly the Great of great

Our mission: I, Hope, have Faith and with Love we operate.”

 

 

Ebooks from GLL Publishing available at Amazon, Smashwords etc – Books also available via http://www.gllpublishing.com

Despite all odds: A Dream Fulfilled Part 1

Despite all odds: A Dream Fulfilled Part 2

Truths, Lies And Untold Secrets

Blood Borne Connections

U Murder U (Suicide)

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Happy Birthday to Me – 3rd February – I’m going to lose one stone in one month!

bath

My broken bath – I tried to mend the crack with brown tape – It didn’t work 🙂

 

I was scheduled to go on holiday to Orlando on the 19th of December 2016 and on the 18th my bath cracked and I couldn’t use it. My flight was a morning flight so I had to go to the gym, work out and shower there before heading to the airport.

When I got back to London on New Year’s day I still had a broken bath so again I had to go to the gym, work out first then have a shower.

On the 3rd of January, I decided to make a change in my life. It would be my birthday in one month, on the 3rd of February and I needed to lose some weight, I needed to get healthy in my mind, body, and soul.

So what did I decide to do?

I decided to look at my broken bath as a blessing and not a pain.

I decided to go to keep going to the gym and get fit.

I’ve given myself a month to change my lifestyle and it will be my birthday gift to me x

I have taken some ‘before’ pictures and will share them with you next month with my ‘after’ pictures.

Wish me luck 🙂

 

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Ebooks from GLL Publishing available at Amazon, Smashwords etc – Books also available via http://www.gllpublishing.com

Despite all odds: A Dream Fulfilled Part 1

Despite all odds: A Dream Fulfilled Part 2

Truths, Lies And Untold Secrets

Blood Borne Connections

U Murder U (Suicide)

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Merry Christmas Everyone – We’re Having a Great Time in Orlando

Beautiful Things

 

What is Beauty?

Some say beauty is in the eye of the beholder

Some say beauty is skin deep

What do you say?

A wise person told me once that beauty can be likened to a  package which contains external looks, the heart, and personality and we often get carried away by the external that we miss the internal contents.

I think that we are all capable of being beautiful so do something beautiful this Christmas – be kind, loving and generous with your time.

 

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Blood Borne Connections is part of the GLL Publishing Collection!

 

 

Ebooks from GLL Publishing available at Amazon, Smashwords etc – Books also available via http://www.gllpublishing.com

Despite all odds: A Dream Fulfilled Part 1

Despite all odds: A Dream Fulfilled Part 2

Truths, Lies And Untold Secrets

Blood Borne Connections

U Murder U (Suicide)

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https://www.facebook.com/gllpublishings.co.uk?ref=hl

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