Darker Musings

Book Cover: Darker Musings
Editions:Paperback - First Edition: $ 15.99
ISBN: 978-1645830009
Size: 6.00 x 9.00 in
Pages: 194
Kindle - First Edition: $ 4.49
Pages: 194
ePub - First Edition: $ 4.49
ISBN: 9780463129623
Pages: 194

You are invited to take a journey. A journey that is sometimes enlightening , sometimes morbid, sometimes light, sometimes dark, sometimes based in fiction and sometimes all too real.

These stories will upset you, captivate you, make you laugh and cry and may even effect emotions in you that you never knew existed, however, as different as they all are they are seemingly all connected in our hearts and souls.

They possess a deeper theme that brings a frightening reality to the heart of every reader.


Mexican border, winter, 2016

Nasir Shekau passes over the Mexican border south of Yuma. He isn’t sure why he’s alive. Whether it was a result of a few bad shots from experienced military shooters, or just pure luck. Maybe the two aimed just a bit north or south of the target because they couldn’t bring themselves to end the life of such a brave warrior. The answer is something he’ll never know but inside he hopes it’s the latter. He will not make his way back to Afghanistan. He knows he’ll be tracked down there and possibly given up by his own people.

Lima, Peru. That’s where his dreams lead him. Settle down in a small village just outside the city, overlooking the Pacific. Some say the Pacific has no memory, that it forgives and forgets.

Nasir Shekau is banking on that parable.


He continues his path south. Once he’s over the border, he is free of any American stronghold. The sun peaks out from behind a few fluffy early morning Mexican clouds and he holds his face to the sky to feel the warm rays. They give him a feeling he hasn’t felt in a long time. A feeling like he’s just woken after a long slumber. An invigorating, rejuvenating, euphoric feeling.

It’s the feeling of freedom.

Reviews:Vine Voice on Amazon wrote:

Mr. Boiani has a pension for writing about families and the inner workings that twist and pull until they snap. In the beginning he ties infidelity into a kind of instant Karma that zaps the wholes street. From there we have shorter, detailed snap shots, instead of videos, of more family drama, heightened by wicked intentions, and sometimes monsters.
What can be and should be and what is are the distinctions that are author points out, sometimes in a subtle way, other times it’s with a hammer, but either way it comes as a last page surprise that the reader didn’t see coming.
For short, dark, family stories that steer us outside the boundaries of the law, sometimes morality and other times drift into fantasy this is the book for you.

Kayla Krantz on Amazon wrote:

This collection of short stories explores all the darker emotions: loss, grief, anxiety, and anger.

Each story had a brilliant scope of its own world, and I loved how deep each story really was. The events reflect on real issues that make the collection all the more enrapturing. Very thorough story-telling with interesting messages in each.

I will definitely be searching out more works by this author.

Reader2020 on Amazon wrote:

In “Darker Musings,” the second collection of short stories the author does an extraordinary job creating a life like atmosphere for each story leaving you with a circle of questions in your mind. Throughout this book you will feel heart ache, sadness, anger, nervousness, happiness and relief. I read this collection a few days ago and I’m still thinking about each and every story. I would like to thank this gifted author , David Boiani for writing a second collection . Will there be a third? I highly recommend this book of short stories and if you haven’t read his first collection “Dark Musings,” I highly recommend that also.

Paperback - $15.99

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