Thursday, July 29, 2010

On Life's Stage - E-book

Click HERE to be taken to the store to purchase "On Life's Stage"

OK. I did it. I finally published one of my mini-novels. Although at 5,023 words (give or take) it's still plenty to keep you company. I am offering it as an e-book because it was a great way to keep the cost down and provide easy accessibility.

The cost for "On Life's Stage" is $8.

Half of ALL proceeds will be going to St. Jude's Childrens Research and Hospital.

Here is a small excerpt from "On Life's Stage"

William sat down on his bed with a heaviness that tugged at her heart and raked his fingers through his thick, black hair. His brown eyes were haunted when he looked back up at her. “I am a coward. You didn’t mistake what you heard. I am no soldier. The only fight I have ever been in was when I was six and it was over a pencil that I stole from another boy. I am, or was, a journalist and not a good one at that. I couldn’t seem to break into an actual story and thought if I went across seas, I could make a name for myself. Instead, I got into a jeep accident and lost my career and my leg. My mother wanted me to be a preacher, like my father before he died. I wanted more than that and thought her dream for me was silly. To tell people about something I don’t believe myself, I had better things to do.” He spoke the words with such guilt and sadness, that Ella Mae went to him and sat down beside him.

“You told this to Ann then?” Ella Mae asked tenderly. That must have been why Ann left his room in such a hurry. A woman like Ann would not be able to handle someone unloading their heartache on her, she wouldn’t have understood what it was like to have a dream and have it destroyed. Ella Mae understood dreams though and what it felt like to want to be something more than what everyone else wanted. If Ann had fancied William because she thought he was a brave soldier, she must have been disgusted to find out he was nothing more than a reporter in the wrong place, at the wrong time.

“No, I didn’t tell her anything about me. I didn’t have a chance. From the moment she walked in, I haven’t been able to say the right thing. She got upset because she thought I was making fun of her when all I was doing was making fun of the situation.” William explained.

The hope for Ann and William’s romance began to burn bright again. “Well, I am sure that no harm was done that can’t be repaired.” Ella Mae tried to reassure him. She was counting on their courtship to help her own self, she must do whatever it took to bridge this gap between them. “Why don’t I go with you to listen to the end of her show and then we will both talk to her,” She suggested.

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