"One sign of a good author is the ability to make you squirm and scream at one turn, and then make you do an introspective glance while keeping you completely engrossed at another. Author Shah Wharton has that ability and her book "Rosa and Bella's Journal Of Decline" proves that." -- Horror Cabin Reviews
Rosa was once a young, vibrant, intelligent woman in love. But that was before everything, even the world around her changed. Now, she's trapped in her parent's house with her daughter Bella, where she journals about her decline, her tragic realisations, and of the destruction of everything she once knew. But is there more (or less) going on than meets her eye?
A British story told in journal format, focusing on the decline of a reluctant mother's life, her mind, and the tragic consequences thereof.
'Peeping between drawn curtains at the new absence of life, I'm haunted by the neglect of possibility. Life now seems a perpetual sleep paralysis though I have accepted our new limited world. It's likely no one will live long enough to read anything, let alone this silly journal. Unless souls read, which could be possible. But as I stare through the vacant eye of my window, out at the ruddy hue of Hell on Earth surrounding my parent's two-up-two-down terrace on a typical Birmingham street, I am compelled to take up the pen and record the truth of our decline.'
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About the Author
Shah Wharton is a British freelancer and author/publisher of dark fiction. She's a psychology graduate and in 2016-2018 she enhanced her creative and professional skills by achieving a Masters in Creative Writing. Her work has been published by Siren's Call Publications and by numerous anonymous clients.
Her husband and their two dogs are the loves of her life. Some say she is mildly obsessed with Bob Dylan, and although she hated school, she's fantasised about attending Hogwarts. She adores fine red wine and robust coffee and lives in the West Midlands region of the UK.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book tugged on my heartstrings and kept me tied in from start to finish. I love the journal format because it's a personal account coming from the main character. A peak into her own mind in order to see what happened from her point of view. It flowed very nicely and Rosa's character and story is well developed. I felt for her in so many ways. Her decisions, her consequences, and watching everything play out through the pages of her will make you want to read more even after it is over. Check it out!