Peeler

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Overview

Randy Baxter is an aspiring chef who dreams of better days ahead. He's come to work as part of the kitchen staff at Ashbury Creek Asylum, a federally funded institution for the criminally insane. Randy's not crazy but he does harbor a past filled with psychological issues including the need to cut himself to make the memories of his abusive childhood go away. When he learns about the man they call Peeler, a long term resident at Ashbury who has a severe problem with self-mutilation, all of Randy's anxieties start...
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Overview

Randy Baxter is an aspiring chef who dreams of better days ahead. He's come to work as part of the kitchen staff at Ashbury Creek Asylum, a federally funded institution for the criminally insane. Randy's not crazy but he does harbor a past filled with psychological issues including the need to cut himself to make the memories of his abusive childhood go away. When he learns about the man they call Peeler, a long term resident at Ashbury who has a severe problem with self-mutilation, all of Randy's anxieties start to rise to the surface again.

Determined to overcome his inner demons once and for all, he manipulates a face to face meeting with Peeler but as with all things, there's a price to pay. To see one of the most violent, disturbed men ever to be imprisoned in the maximum security asylum Randy must bring Peeler a small gift. Something no one in their right mind would even think of giving him.

A shiny new razor blade...

Peeler is a novelette at 11K words.

Special Bonus Content: This print edition contains the first Chapter of Gord Rollo's novel Strange Magic as a bonus preview. The character of Peeler has a small role in the novel.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781481159845
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 12/28/2012
  • Pages: 72
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.17 (d)

Meet the Author

Gord Rollo was born in St. Andrews, Scotland, but now lives in Ontario, Canada. His short stories and novella-length work have appeared in many professional publications throughout the genre and his novels include: The Jigsaw Man, Crimson, Strange Magic, and Valley Of The Scarecrow.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2014

    Weird,scary,gruesome,loved it!

    Goldylox

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2014

    Loved it!!

    Great story, loved it!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 9, 2013

    Great gory read

    Fast paced great read

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2013

    Loved this! I think this might be my favourite thing that Gord h

    Loved this! I think this might be my favourite thing that Gord has done. I hope we get to see more stories set in the prison. I'd love to read more about it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2013

    Wasn't impressed

    I'd read another of Rollo's works (The Jigsaw Man) and had really enjoyed it, so I picked up this one on my Nook for a quick bedtime read. Imagery is clearly one of Rollo's strengths, but the story itself was pretty predictable, and the prose seemed messy and juvenile. Full novels seem to be more his thing, don't bother with this.

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