Andrew Duran: Forever in the Shadows

Ocean waves stroked the tranquil beach as a warm breeze rustled idle palm leaves. Moonlight glistened off of the barrel  of his Smith and Wesson radiating its own personal glow. The scene appeared as natural as the shifting tides or setting sun; as normal as the death and betrayal that punctuated his godforsaken life.

Scratching his stubble covered face; Andrew Duran considered his environment and the ungodly events that brought him here. Time may wane the pain of this treason. His memory might fade as years go by, but he would never forgive their treachery. His square jaw moved as he ground his teeth in rage. Unwavering hatred grew like an unholy tumor, consuming the goodness that once resided inside him, eradicating the man that once existed.

No one could see it coming. They framed a true American hero and labeled him a traitor. Duran should have expected it; his eyes had seen the forbidden. Destined to a life on the run, hunted by the very government that made him, he swore he would never trust again. He expected his past to haunt him.

His enemies would eventually come for him. Here on the shores of Communist Cuba, an island condemned to live in shadows, Andrew Duran would wait for them.


  •    – Andrew Duran is the protagonist of my novel/screenplay thriller The Exterminator’s Diary

53 thoughts on “Andrew Duran: Forever in the Shadows

  1. Andrew Duran sounds like a man with lots of patience and something tells me that when he decodes to leave the shadows, all hell is going to break loose. Great build-up of this character.

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  2. hi baby.
    I miss you crazy like.

    hope you’re having fun already ♥

    Hey so tomorrow I am going to defy you and send you my voice.
    unless you explicitly tell me not to then of course I will obey your wishes lol.
    but if you don’t. ..



                1. Good morning. What fun I had yesterday. They present nightly shows here. Parts of the slow has audience participation. Well they had a dancing with the stars event. 8 professional dancers 4 men 4 women took 8 movies from the audience to compete in a dance contest. I WON. Bottle of rum and a resort baseball cap.

                  How are you beautiful.❤


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