by Suzie Lockhart
Reality. I’d had enough.
So…I did what any serious book-lover does. I escaped into a good book.
To say I got more than I bargained for would be an understatement.
The book was called, “From the Clouds Beyond”. Odd name, I know. That’s what intrigued me. The name, and the cover; beaming rays of sunshine bursting through puffy clouds lured me into those pages.
Something unusual happened as I immersed myself in the main character’s escapades. It’s hard to explain. I could relate to her, you see, and everything she was going through—this middle-aged woman trying to figure out who she was, because I was on that same journey of self-discovery. I felt as if I was becoming one with her…and then, I did. I was sucked into those pages, quite literally.
I found myself on the other side, trapped in an imaginary world of make-believe.
I sat down on the little red director’s chair.
I inhaled the aroma of freshly cut grass, and watched starlings weave in and out of clouds that were practically within my reach. The leaves on the tree beside me rustled in the light breeze.
This was a new beginning.
I would write my own story.
Fiction © Copyright Suzie Lockhart
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About Author Suzie Lockhart:
Suzie Lockhart attended The Art Institute of Pittsburgh after graduating, but the gnawing urge to write always remained. After discovering the innate ability for macabre storytelling, Suzie embraced her inner-creepiness. Her middle son, Bruce began writing chilling tales, and they teamed up. Five years working together have yielded nearly 50 short story publications, in dozens of paperbacks and eZines. The pair have also edited several anthologies, three of which received top ten Preditors & Editors™ Readers‘ Poll Awards—including the Amazon Kindle best-seller, ‘Killing It Softly’.
Suzie’s Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Suzie-Lockhart/e/B00DTIG29I