A Character’s Voice

She writes of my life, an existence born from ink and paper. My destiny bound to the mercy of the wind carried by her pen.

She is my artist, unveiling layers of fictitious flesh and blood. The chisel must be wielded with care, or the image so clearly defined within will disappear forever.

I wait, breathless as the next inkling of who I am to be revealed. My richness is hers and only hers to define…an immense task I am sure.

She writes of my burden, my guilt and sorrow, but hers is the burden of creation. The weight of molding an entire lifetime upon empty pages.

She writes of my pain and joy, but I sense her fear. Will too much of herself be revealed? The shroud hiding her deepest hopes and fears pulled back for all to see.

I am anxious for my journey to unfold for I am now real…begging to be written for all to see.

Susan Cunningham, Author of the Beyond the Hidden Realm Fantasy Series

http://www.beyondthehiddenrealm.com

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Ten Years

Short fiction for short moments!

The inevitable nature of humanity emerges in this speculative short story about alien discovery. What happens when we learn the truth about our place in the universe? Ten Years explores a snapshot into the life a young girl adapting to the harsh reality of a world changed forever. Available for free download at Smashwords.

Ten Years

By Susan Cunningham

Do you trust me?

My heart burns and my soul craves release

I want, I suffer, I long for an existence beyond the stroke of keys

Do you trust me?

I can guide you through the muddy chaos of a first draft

Show you my story as it unfolds-such as is with real life, uncertain and untamed.

Do you trust me?

The journey will be rough and fraught with doubts

You may even wish to give up-to return me to the deepest corners of your mind

Do you trust me?

Allow me to be your guide, and I will fill you with passion

Stimulate the fire that kindles like a smoldering flame lost under fallen debris

But, you will have to let go. Let go of orderly sequence and self-imposed pressure

Turn the stone over to see the veins running deep within

If you promise to trust me, I will become what I am meant to be

If you promise to trust me, the pages will write themselves

By Susan Cunningham 2/16/17

Time for books and hot chocolate!

Cold and windy winter nights just scream blankets and a good book! Cuddle up with a warm mug of cocoa and disappear into another world!

For a limited time purchase the Kindle version of my novel, The Kingdom of Belamour, for a special low price. Just click the link below to Amazon.com or browse on your own. The discount will only be good for a short time though!

Special Winter Discount

Belamour is a fabled place renowned for the kindness and good sense of its inhabitants, who maintain peace and enjoy prosperity. When raiders from another realm threaten, the people of Belamour struggle to combat the brutality, greed and treachery of the invaders. Their battle intensifies when an elderly wanderer arrives with a mysterious secret from an ancient civilization. Past and present collide when he reveals the purpose of his visit, and Belamour is betrayed by its troubled king.

Short fiction for short moments!

**Special promotion starting tomorrow on my Amazon Kindle e-book. I would appreciate downloads and reviews!

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The inevitable nature of humanity emerges in this speculative short story about alien discovery. What happens when we learn the truth about our place in the universe? Ten Years explores a snapshot into the life a young girl adapting to the harsh reality of a world changed forever.

 

 

Back to School Book Sale!

Did summer reading go the wayside of outdoor adventures or Pokemon-Go?

My adventure-fantasy novel, The Kingdom of Belamour, is now reduced for the season. The E-Book version is available for only $5.99 at major retails like Amazon-Kindle and Smashwords. For a limited time use the following coupon code (Smashwords only) and receive the book for $3.99- NJ43J.  Free chapter preview available through Smashwords!

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Belamour is a fabled place renowned for the kindness and good sense of its inhabitants, who maintain peace and enjoy prosperity in a milieu in which they must defend their values on horseback, with swords and bows. When raiders from another realm threaten, the people of Belamour struggle to combat the brutality, greed and treachery of the invaders. Their battle intensifies when an elderly wanderer arrives with a mysterious secret from an ancient civilization. Past and present collide when he reveals the purpose of his visit, and Belamour is betrayed by its troubled king.