COMING SOON, APRIL 25TH!
These ten-minute short stories by several authors around the world will amaze you!
Just one more reason to fall in love with the Writers750 group!
Did I mention that one of them is mine?
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Gazing numbness through panes of weathered glass
Reflect unrecognizable imagery of a woman far gone
Cracked skin covers dried up veins that ran warm with blood
in a once beating heart, now cold and broken
Salt filled tears slowly falling onto sunken cheeks
that rest above her slanted mouth struggling to smile
Thoughts linger, night sets, and time passes by as the darkness unravels
baring its teeth as to gnaw away at her soul
Hope is a distant memory and dreams remain shattered
Struggling to hold up her head, the lifeless woman looks at the clock
Another painful day spent in dark solitude
Doorbells chime in unison with ringing phones without answer
What difference would the sound on the other end make?
Hunger is wasted on her, as she will not commit to such a pointless act
Why bother feeding something that’s dying?
All in her head, it’s all in her head they said
But how can one feel like their dead if it’s all in their head?
Pill bottles scatter her bedside; laundry covers her floor
She tries no more
In dreams she finds a glow of light,
a better place that guides her; she holds on tight
“Don’t wake me”, she screams,
“it’s too real out there, for me to care
I like it better here”
Closing her eyes she drifts back to there
Someone’s coming is it real or a dream? Her mind stuck in between
“You are needed,” says a voice “You have still much to give you must live,” says the voice.
“You must live”.
A child walks in, her heart begins beating again,
she opens her eyes, she lets it all in
The little girl snuggles her, and holds onto her tight
Rocking back and forth, the woman, she cries
Breathing hard in and out as the pain slowly subsides
The child within is the hope she had lost
As she struggles to stand, to embrace life at all cost
“There’s still much to do,” she whispers wiping the tears from her eyes
Putting the brush to her hair, she gives life another try.
Adaminia has been separated from the other warriors and has to find a way back to them in order to finish the journey they have set out on to reunite the stones. The darkness grows closer and threatens their chance of survival. One of them will fall; another will go missing. The fate of the world hangs in the balance.
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Whether you are attending the Oscar’s this Sunday or watching them from your couch, please take a moment to wear a black ribbon in honor of Sarah Elizabeth Jones who died tragically while filming at the young age of 27. You can find more information below. RIP Sarah “We are all Sarah Jones”.
Sarah Elizabeth Jones was a West Columbia native who died last week while filming a movie in South Georgia.
“Only 27 years old, Sarah’s promising life was cut short when she was struck by a train while working on a dangerous set. Crew members are the unsung heroes of film and television production who work long hours and sometimes very dangerous conditions for the love of filmmaking. Sarah Elizabeth Jones was one of us.”
I never met Sarah, but have worked closely with many of the same people in the industry when I lived in Charleston, SC. Their anger and outrage is felt and understood. This tragedy could have been avoided. Many are not only mourning her tragedy but questioning how it could have been prevented. Someone beautifully remarked that “We are all Sarah Jones” and that touched me. She lived life with a smile and a sense of humor, was hardworking and committed. She had so much to offer and was taken too soon. When you watch the Oscar’s this Sunday, whether they mention her or not, take a second to think about all the people who work behind the scenes, often pulling over 12 hours a day on set, to get the best shot for your viewing pleasure. It takes a small town to film a movie, not just a few great actors in fancy suits and dresses. Sarah Jones made movies. Sarah Jones deserves to be recognized.
We ask for Sarah Elizabeth Jones’ love and passion for filmmaking be acknowledged on the grandest stage of all, The Academy Awards.
Please click on this link and sign the petition to have Sarah added to the “In Memoriam” at this Sunday’s Oscar show.
UPDATE: This petition will be submitted for consideration by The Academy by Friday, February 28th at 10am. Thank you for supporting one of our own.
A facebook page has been created in her honor called Slates for Sarah, in which many film and TV folks from around the world are taking pictures of their movie slates with her name and or picture on it. You can check out the page at this link:
Here are a few of them:
Sarah’s Obituary can be found here:
“We are all Sarah Jones” RIP.
If you like flash fiction, then check out the Giant Tales Anthologies! Look beyond the mystic doors, see what’s living in the misty swamp, and enter the world of pirates as these short stories take you away three minutes at a time! Over 40 authors from all over the world have contributed their time to writing these fabulous stories, you are sure to find more than a few that will take your breath away!
Now available for purchase on Amazon.com for $2.99
The three-minute stories in this anthology, Giant Tales Beyond the Mystic Doors, are full of suspense, surprise endings, and fantastic thrillers, which will surprise you, alarm you, and take you to unexpected places beyond the mystic doors.
Sixty-one stories written by sixteen authors, each tale is sure to take you to a new place with new characters. Moving with surprise twists and turns, this work of fiction is a real page-turner.
Take an unexpected journey beyond the mystic doors where you will experience all new stories, fresh and first-rate workmanship.
In essence, the three-minute tales of fantasy and thrillers will keep you turning the pages for more.
Now available for purchase on Amazon.com for $2.99
These stories are full of suspense, of course, because visibility has become limited and danger could be several feet ahead. Adventure is found in a mysterious thick wooded swamp, a dark wet place where amphibians are about to jump off the page. Experience all new marshy carnivals. Hidden in this book is a collection of knowledge dripping with certain disguises and secrets in life—secrets that are revealed. Take a look at how climate change can affect people in ways you’ve never seen before. Feel the clock ticking when characters set out to find others in the slimy grimy Misty Swamp.
Come see how twenty authors did a remarkable job using the themes of corruption, a race against time, disguises, and a search for something lost. In this collection of short stories, you will find four chapters full of fun thrilling tales that bring forth all new entertainment.
Now available for purchase on Amazon.com for $10.44 in paperback
(Coming soon to kindle!)
An ancient curse is causing ships to sink in the Caribbean, and treasure is to be found. You’ll find roving adventure with desperadoes and voyagers sailing near uncharted islands in this collection of 3-minute tales from forty authors. If you’d like to hear a pirate tale, then this is the book for you.