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About the author:
V.T. Do grew up in beautiful Colorado with words on her mind and dreams in her eyes. Writing has always been the best way for her to express herself, and she has been doing that for as long as she can remember.
When she's not writing, you can find her talking to herself, daydreaming, hunting magical creatures, and reading.
The Mess You Left Behind is her first book, and with many more coming soon!
Here is a short sample from the book:
He took a step toward me. I didn’t move back, even when everything in me told me to. Told me I would regret it if I didn’t end this. End us.
The consequences were something I couldn’t handle. He didn’t know. But I did. So I would be to blame for whatever happened between us.
“I need you to leave me alone,” I whispered. “If you love me, then let me go.”
“I can’t do that.” He took another step closer to me. And another. “I am incapable of leaving you alone,” he whispered. And then he kissed me.
He kissed me with the sort of hesitancy and excitement of a first kiss, and the exploration and intimacy of many kisses after.
Time stopped, and nothing existed but his lips on mine and my heart breaking in two.
I pushed him away, and only when I tried a third time did he relent. The tears came then, and they wouldn’t stop. I wiped the imprint of his lips on mine with the sleeve of my shirt. “I hate you,” I lied again, and for the first time, I saw his mask slip as he showed some sign of emotion.
It was brief, but it was there, and it was enough to make me truly hate myself in that moment.
I wished I had never been born.”
Excerpt From: V.T. Do. “The Mess You Left Behind.” Apple Books.