In the Eye of... by I. M. Telling

In the Eye of...

byI. M. Telling

Kobo ebook | March 25, 2014

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A family faces a moral crisis

Nadine's first husband Johnnie had been killed in the Middle East before ever knowing he was about to become a father. Johnnie's best friend Phillip stood on the front step alongside the Chaplin to break the terrible news that day, nearly twenty years ago. Phillip helped Nadine make it through those tough early times. Without him, she and her unborn daughter might have become lost to her depression and grief. 

Phillip and Nadine never intended to fall in love. He was at the hospital the night Kelly was born and held her in his arms, as if she was his own child. Soon after Kelly’s birth, Phillip suggested that she needed a father and Nadine agreed. A loving family was born.

Nathan was not pleased that his daughter had found solace in the arms of an African American.  His racial hatreds and bigotry drove him to extract a bitter promise. Unless Phillip and Nadine swore to never bring a missed-race child into the world, Nadine would be dead to him.

The story begins nearly two decades later when Kelly awakes to celebrate her eighteenth birthday.  It was a milestone day for Nadine as well.  Memories of her first husband had faded although she could still picture him through the eyes of her daughter. Her dream was to see Phillip in the eyes of a child; a child that was part of Phillip and part of her.

When Kelly’s Grandfather finally succumbed to sixty-years of smoking, Nadine approached Phillip about her desire and although he wanted a child as much as she, he felt bound by his oath to Nathan.  He insisted that precautions needed to continue. Although, if God willed it… 

Phillip was not a church-goer although his faith was strong. Seeing the sadness in his wife’s eyes over his decision, he sought out old Reverend Johnson at his Mama’s church to seek his advice and guidance.  In his eyes, Phillip and Nadine had honored their promise to Nathan but added, “He’s dead.”

The morning of Kelly’s birthday, Nadine awoke hoping the wish she'd cherished for so many years might have been realized by God’s will, despite their precautions. Later that day, she'd discover her desire wasn't meant to be. Instead, she was facing a profound crisis in her life, one faced at some point by all women.

In the Eye of… is the story of this family as events lead them to embark on a path that may potentially tie this family together in a way that in the eyes of some, might be unthinkable.

Content Warning: This story is intended for mature readers. This story is a departure from I. M. Telling's typical and often tongue-in-cheek tales of erotica although minor explicit elements are portrayed.

Title:In the Eye of...Format:Kobo ebookPublished:March 25, 2014Publisher:Late Night PublishingLanguage:English

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