This publication was created because I informed a fellow AA member that I was a Satanist. She then turned to her husband that was holding her hand preparing to say the Our Father prayer standing next to her and whispered "I Held The Hand Of A Satanist.” The book is a short diary of events based on my feelings after a government agency drove me to an alcoholic bout that almost cost me my life. The agonizing despair that followed fueled the vehicle of destruction that would inevitably drive me right to the edge of my life. The post events and other points of view I had will pour into this work of fiction based on factual events. They are but a smoke screen that veils the inferno of emotions still unrealized. The malcontent I had expressed is but a shadow of the toxic-shame that had been gifted to me in a neatly wrapped package and tied with a bow. I hope I HELD THE HAND OF A SATANIST inspires and enriches you.
I'm certain that you will enjoy this extremely personal and revealing chronicle of betrayal, truth, short stories, and my personal religious observations. Carrying shame like a corpse without a coffin down a darkened alley of regret and blasphemy, we are the dead that stare at the living with both eyebrows raised. We are the damned, but we're open to suggestions.
A veteran painter of 20 years, I have studied under several prominent artists including Kathleen Bracamontes, George Kaforus, and David Archer, each adding to his personal experience as a painter and creator of fine art. Currently he is exploring new mediums and avenues of expression in art. Once, I was a driven artist, and felt that I must create. I spent a lot of his time making art in order to satisfy my anxieties, andI have explored many mediums, but my explorations always lead me back to painting. Some of my current works include bronze, B&W photography, and assemblage installations. Take some time to visit my website at vincentstone.com, I may be contacted there as well. I welcome your comments and opinions. Enjoy browsing through my portfolio, and I look forward to hearing from you!
Put Down the Brush and Step Away from the Painting! Published April 01, 2011
Private Rooms Burning Published April 16, 2008
Paintings on the Reverse Side of Glass Published January 25, 2008