#WeWriWa: Stay With Me

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

Last week started with a road trip with my 21-year-old son, and included a driver’s permit test for my 18-year-old youngest.

In the middle was client care, hometending, and the like.

What there wasn’t was work on the self-pub project. Some weeks are like that, but with rain in next week’s forecast and no road trips for a couple of weeks, I think I can say I’ll move ahead this week, and that’s good, because….

My book will go live on Small Business Saturday, which seems fitting.

Next up is beginning to enter and format my content. Not sure how long this will take, but I have time, since I’ll need to have everything ready by November 22. I’ve been learning on Pride and Prejudice, so hopefully, the process will go smoothly when I get through the tutorial.

Here’s the description for light shines; shadow falls short story/poetry collection (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 heard her son’s voice coming from her studio, tempting her back to the Infinity pane…

We’ll pick up from there.

Photo credit: Jeri Minick

He always thinks he knows what’s best for me better than I do, these days.

I keep going to where Anger and Hatred embrace the doorway to the studio shed, with their sister Rivalry between them, watching from above, but always sheltered by the walls beyond. “No need to make a shutter for that one,” I’d told Sean, and he grimaced.

“I ought to take a hammer to it.” He doesn’t understand why I need to see it and remember.

Stay here, Mom. Stay with me.”

“Soon, sweet boy….”

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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