"To entertain, inspire, frighten, teach, and entice as many readers as possible." - Keith Helinski
Wastin' Away Press features Keith Helinski's writings, ranging from short stories online to movie reviews over the years. Also features an assortment of Keith's interests. If you like what you see, check out Wastin' Away Press's official Facebook.
"On the very rare occasions that Simon came face-to-face with a person whom he felt it worth courting, he adopted a salf-of-the-earth bluff persona that made Andrew cringe. Simon would talk over them, crack clumsy jokes and often stepped, unwittingly, on all kinds of sensitivities, because he neither knew anything, nor care much, about the people with whom he was forced to converse. Lately, Andrew had asked himself whether Simon even saw other humans as real."
"She remembered telling a sturdy little girl in guidance that looks did not matter, that personality was much more important. What rubbish we tell children, thought Tessa, turning the page of her magazine."
"The sky was a cold iron-gray, like the underside of a shield. A sharp breeze lifted the hems of skirts and rattled the leaves on the immature trees; a spiteful, chill wind that sought out your weakest places, the nape of your neck and your knees, and which denied you the comfort of dreaming, of retreating a little from reality."
"The greatest thing…is whether the ideas to which you have committed your life are still alive. Whether those ideas are likely to triumph in the end…I did not lose hope because at the end of our trial, we felt victorious"
"The air inside did not move, and although the things called windows admitted the moon’s light, they seemed completely unnecessary. The whole world was only a few feet away! Who could possibly want to look outside when the opportunity of being outside was as walking?"
"Past and future had ceased and the present in which he dwelt was curiously inert, devoid of thought or feeling or expression. It was as if he had ceased to walk on the ground, relegated instead to float, rudderless, in the space between earth and sky."