#WeWriWa: “The Way I See It”

Hey there! It’s time for Weekend Writing Warriors’ #8sentencesunday again!

I’m nearly done with all the reading on the book description section, and expect to be entering these details in the next week or two! Exciting. Then there’s the matter of formatting, which I know might take some time – but since this is a life’s dream, it’s time worth taking, and I’ll things I can use in subsequent publication efforts, too!

And here’s the description again, for those who missed it or want to read it fresh:

light shines; shadow falls description:

Yearning for delicious reading that scatters tiny treasures through your busy life? Add light shines; shadow falls to your collection and enter new realities today!

Five breathtaking bite-sized journeys into other lives. Ten autobiographical poems that sample author Shan Jeniah Burton’s life – from the child of volatile parents to the journey of married life, through joy and grief and beyond, interwoven with five lyrical short stories that range from the fantastical to the almost-like-real-life-but-not-quite: 

 A woman, two hawks, and her child self…
 A graffiti artist’s lilac-scented shame…
 A life history told in stained glass…
 A life-changing cup of coffee…
 A most unusual engagement…

You’ll learn why red is a tricky color, follow the ongoing path of a marriage, and feel the deceptive power of the word, “Yes.”

Each story and poem is a treasure of imagery and sensory delights. Each explores light and shadow in its own unique way. 

Savor them one at a time, or feast on them all in one sitting – the choice is all yours. Scroll up and treat yourself today!

And now it’s time for the next installment of “Storm at Song Glass Cabin.” Last week, our narrator was remembering a discussion of her art and perspectives on death with her adult son, and that’s where we pick up today….

Photo Credit: Jeri Minick.

“You’re always saying shit like that, Mom. But I see it the way I see it, and I don’t like it. I’ll hang it and make the shutters. But I’ll never like it.”

So much like his father. Only able to see things one way. When he was small, before Claude left, he had seen more possibilities.

 Lightning flashes me back to the here-and-now.

Photo Credit: Jeri Minick.

“Storm at Song Glass Cabin” first appeared in Exploits of the Adirondacks, an anthology published by 518 Publishing Company.

It will be included in my upcoming first collection of short stories and poetry, light shines; shadow falls. Stay tuned for details as I wend my way through Amazon’s self-publishing maze. =)



  1. Very terse and visual to pull the reader into the scene’s tension. Makes you want to discover their secrets from the past.

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