#WeWriWa: A Missing Harmony

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

This weekend, my grown offspring and I (who, I’m glad to say, are not like Sean when it comes to my creative pursuits!) will be visiting family friends out of state. So, though it’s only Monday, I’ve got a busy few days of client care and preparation ahead, so I’m getting this post done and scheduled so it’s not forgotten in the bustle and camaraderie to come.

As for KDP hoop-jumping, I’m seeing the light at the end of the tunnel! I’ve nearly finished doing the reading on the book details page. Once I finish, I’ll be setting that up – and maybe even a pre-order date! – before I dive into the formatting process.

Closer and closer! I’m excited!

I hope you’re all doing things you deeply love doing this weekend!

light shines; shadow falls short story/poetry collection description (subject to tweaking in the coming weeks):

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 with her adult son when lightning brought her back to the present, and that’s where we pick up today….

Photo Credit: Jeri Minick.

Wind swirls in, tinkling through precariously perched bits of glass and reshaping them into a second abstract rainbow that falls over the bookcase, chair, table, and floor.

I sigh. There’s no time to remake it.  I need to finish Infinity. Acceptance offers me a message in soft blues and indistinct grays. Things will be as they will be. There will be a hole in the colored symphony, a missing harmony in Song Glass Cabin. But there have been holes and missing harmonies before, and I and the cabin have survived.

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. =)


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    • Hey there, Veronica!

      This originally came from two sources – a post I saw about someone who built a glass shed, and a documentary about stained glass.

      The juxtaposition was intriguing, and the anthology this story originally appeared in was Adirondack themed, so it became a log cabin on Blue Mountain Lake.

      I’m not sure where our narrator comes from. Maybe she’s my alternate-reality crone self! =)

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