Today's teaser comes from Pride (Single Dads 6)
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*Unedited excerpt from WIP*
The traffic snarled just outside the city, and I fished out my cell phone and pushed it into the holder, pressing the top name on my list.
Alex had been my sponsor for the last five years, a steadying influence for my self destructive urges, and he was my touchstone when things seem to be getting out of control. Twenty-three years sober, I respected him with a soul deep affection, and he never once judged me or found me lacking. He made me feel like the man I could be, instead of the man I was.
Alex answered after three rings. “Welcome to hemorrhoids are us, where no lump is too big, Alex speaking, how can I help?”
A recently retired white-collar worker, he’d spent thirty stable years of working his way up in the same insurance company to management level. In terms of personality, he was the complete opposite of me, and his sense of humor was juvenile and I loved him for it. When it came to the demon drink he admitted every time we spoke that he had a monotony of life, carried the pain of losing his wife at a young age, of not having children, of being lonely. When we first chatted I couldn’t see that he would ever understand the pure evil of my demons, but it was soon obvious he didn’t have to understand why I used drink to block out all the crap, just that I did.