A month or so ago, I wrote a short story that’s turned out to be part of a series of short stories. This first one introduces readers to Mary Suzanne Cooper. She’s a character that came to me after hearing the Carrie Underwood song, Church Bells.
Song like this one tend to inspire my writer’s brain. I can’t listen to music while I write, but I hear the essence of a story and my mind wants to know the rest. I want to know what the characters are doing. I want to know who they are. What brought them to the place they’re located in the song? Often, I do what I did with this one. I hear the piece, and it turns into a springboard for an entire story. Unlike what usually happens, though, this time I headed the call.
I wrote the first short story, but it didn’t answer all of my questions. By the time I was done with Mary Sue, another character had come to life in my head. She’s the inspriation for the next story, which will be out later this year. I think you’ll like her. I do. But then, I’m biased right?
With that introduction into an uniquely average writer’s creative process, I give you Answered Prayers*. I hope you enjoy. It’s a short read, only about 15 pages. Please feel free to leave your comments below. I would love to hear your impression of Mary Sue, James, and Arben. Reader feedback is always important to me. I would also ask that if you have time, please review the story on Amazon. We writers depend on those reviews, so your help is much appreciated.
Thanks for reading!
*Word of warning to readers – This book contains language that some may find offensive. Please be aware there are swear words used in this text.