Today's flash fiction I set up the limits of :
1. It had to be no more and no less than 500 words.
2. It had to leave the reader wanting more, but still explain a situation - a serious situation - so that the reader could understand.
3. It had to evoke emotion.
With that being said, I think I've done that. I title this little piece 'Alone'. Do you think I hit my target this Friday?
Does having a parent in the 'biz' produce offspring that will follow in their parents footsteps? I mean, you see actors and actresses that have children in the 'biz'. Like Ron Howard and his daughter Bryce Dallas Howard. You've got Tom Cruise and his son Connor Cruise. Will Smith and his children Willow and Jaden. How about Demi Moore and Bruce Willis, with their daughter Rumor? I mean, not all celebrities have children in the 'biz', but it does seem to happen. The same way that if a parent is a carpenter, one of their children is apt to follow in their footsteps. The President of the company I work for is an accountant/financial analyst. His oldest is going to college to study financial planning and accounting (I could be fudging this a little bit, since I'm not really close to the President - a lot of this is from heresay).
What is the point of my blog? Well, like me, my children are very social. They can talk you up a storm. They love talking on the phone, going out and talking with their friends, and seem to have a lot of my personality. Loud, boisterious, and attention grabbing.
On top of having some of my personality, my oldest son has determined he wants to be a writer.
Dark Corners is a fast-paced mystery that will keep you on the edge of your seat and take your emotions on a roller coaster ride. You will meet Ella Reynolds. Ella has become one of my very favorite characters to write. She is snarky and stubborn, but soft and gooey deep inside--though she wouldn't appreciate my saying so. She is a mass of contradictions: strong and fragile, tough and soft, funny and sad, alone but surrounded by ghosts. Her husband's murder changed everything for Ella and this is the story about leaving the past to find a future.
Don't you ever wish you could, for one perfect day, step outside of your life and become someone else? Leave everything behind, just to see how the grass is greener on the other side? I've been having a lot of those 'types' of days lately. Days where I trudge through life and wish, just for a moment, that I could be someone else. To experience something different. Something new and exciting. To leave all my responsibilities and worries, and pressures behind. The only question being, who would I be? The honest answer for me would be . . .