Twelve Steps

12stepsI think I may have mentioned that Stephen is a writer. It’s his only passion in life and the only thing he currently seems to have any motivation to do. He recently finished a short story and self-published it online using a service called “Lulu”. It’s a dark story, based on Stephen’s actual life story. If you ever get a chance to read it, the bits that seem so outrageous, so scary that they must be fiction are most likely true, it’s the mundane things that he embellished.

You can get a preview of the first chapter here. If you want a copy and you’re in New Zealand, you don’t need to get a physical copy, you can get a downloaded copy for just a few bucks. It’s not the sort of book I would usually read, it’s too dark for me, it smacks of fight club in that it deals with mental illness, among other things.

It’s both interesting and scary that the perpetrator of the Virginia Tech shootings was an English major and also wrote dark stories. The difference is, Cho Seung-Hui simply wasn’t treated.