Dave Magill

Isolation. A Short Story.

Isolation. A Short Story. by Dave Magill
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For readers of:Donald Miller, Robert Fulghum, Devotional, Reflection
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PublisherDave Magill
Publication Date2020
LanguageEnglish
About the Book

Isolation hits us slowly. It creeps through the psyche and gradually eats away; always working in the background of your day. Humans haven’t yet evolved the ability to thrive in isolation. We are built for one another and when the chaos of living on this planet takes us from one another we begin to decline in our separation.It isn’t the being alone that gets us.

Being alone is manageable; many of us crave solitude and silence. Every major world religion has solitude as a practice that elevates the soul. Isolation is not the same as solitude. There is a choice in solitude; we choose to retreat and we can choose to reenter society again in time. Isolation is not chosen and that is what kills us; the lack of an escape route. There is no way out.

When isolation comes to our door, it doesn’t knock. We don’t see it coming and we don’t invite it in. Isolation doesn’t care for our calendars or plans; it is no respecter of title or rank. Isolation does what it likes, goes where it likes and takes what it wants. It is both slow and quiet and yet it enacts violence upon every part of us. It undermines and it batters us.

Thomas Connelly had never been alone for long. That was about to change.


About the Author

Dave lives in the stunning city of York with his wife and sons. Dave has always had a passion for writing. He loves being with people and enjoys a good coffee and chat with anyone who wants one. For Dave, here is nothing quite like finding common ground with someone and chatting away the hours. If you are ever in Bath grab him for a coffee.

Dave writes short, easy to read books in the hopes that those who are not normally readers will pick one up and engage with some of the thoughts in the text.

12 Days At Christmas is a short, 12 Day devotional to be read alongside the Christmas narratives in the Gospels. You can also find a sample of Dave's first book, Just Being Honest - a collection of stand alone reflections on what it has meant for Dave as he has tried to follow the teachings of Jesus.

Most recently Dave has published, The Voices That Haunt Us, the story and lessons he has learned from a long term battle with his own mental health. 

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