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... show more
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.
Publish date: November 26th 2012
Pages no: 70
Edition language: English
Gord Rollo seems like a nice enough fellow. I mean, he has a rather pleasant "NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR" section in the back of this story, which is free on Amazon. The problem is, if this story is a sample of his work, I'd rather not read anything else he's written. First and foremost, Rollo needs an ...
Peeler is a cool character and this is a pretty cool little story. I really liked the main villain's back-story in this and the ending was pretty great. Also, this piece takes place in an asylum, and I'm a sucker for a good asylum story. I thought the writing wasn't as clear as it could have been at...
Randy is a cook at Ashbury Creek high security mental facility, with a scarred past. He becomes infatuated with one of the patients. A patient called, Peeler, whom just may hold the secret to Randy’s troubled past. Randy has questions, but he may not want the answers.A good and quick one from Mr. Ro...