The wonderful people at Self-Publisher’s Showcase gave me an interview.
You can see their questions and my answers here.
David meets Meg. They fall in love and, despite a turbulent relationship, have a child together fulfilling David’s dream to be a father.
After they separate, David has to fight the mother and Family Courts to see his daughter and also battles against the incompetence and lies of the Child Support Agency who seem hell-bent on ruining him, emotionally and financially.
A must-read for ANY parent.
For anyone who has had to deal with the CSA/CMS and the Family Courts, this is compelling reading. Thought-provoking, honest, extraordinary, revealing. A damning indictment of the Child Support Agency and Family Courts.
If the measure of a good book is it’s afterburn, Access Denied is a great book.
When you’ve nothing left to lose, what else can you give?
A quite extraordinary true story.
“Thought-provoking but brilliant read.” – Vanessa
“I couldn’t put it down!” – Lisa Roberts (CSA Rip-offs Support Group)
“A well-told, quite extraordinary true story that stays with you.” – Jane Austin
“Amazingly jaw-dropping story!” – Linda Conlon
“Captivating Story.” – Lanre Oke
Second story selected for Drunk In A Graveyard‘s Podoween Series!
Drunk In A Graveyard decided to deliver a little pumpkin shaped audio gift to their listeners every day in the form of a narrated story.
The very kind people at Drunk In A Graveyard decided to deliver a little pumpkin shaped audio gift to their listeners every day in the form of a narrated story.
Day 22’s story, “You’re Next”, was submitted by David E. Gates who, apparently, you should follow on twitter for all your horror fiction needs year round.
My poem The Ode of Phineas Gage is one of the poems being featured on the PoetrySoup home page this week.
I was inspired to write it after reading about the unfortunate Phineas Gage in an “On this day in… 1848” article on Friday 13th September 2019. You can read the bizarre and curious story of Phineas Gage on Wikipedia.
Now available, an original screenplay, created by David E. Gates.
After a freak accident, a man develops a mysterious power which gains the attraction of dark forces who wish to take it from him.
Youths on the rampage,
Vicious and feral.
Dare to tackle?
At your peril.
Gangs ruling streets,
Squabbling over little,
To something brittle.
No care for others.
By them and their “brothers”.
Kids getting knifed.
Police unable, unwilling,
Citing lack of resources,
To stop their killing.
Where are the parents?
Kids bringing up kids.
No respect for their elders,
Life on the skids.
Is there a fix?
Which doesn’t involve,
Faces smashed in with bricks.
And now a dead cop,
When will it stop?
Don’t give them holidays,
Jail them for their crime.
Treble their time!
Punish them properly.
Stop with the excuse.
That we need to be softer.
For therein lies abuse.
Bring back the stocks.
And make prisons tough.
A six by nine cell.
For enough is enough.
©Copyright – David E. Gates – 2019