Friday, February 26, 2016

The Fourth Parallels (Sneak Peak)

Is it really Friday!? Thank goodness. And we were buried in about eight inches of snow, but I am infinitely grateful it wasn't tornadoes or hurricanes. My heart goes out to those of you on the east coast who got far worse than we did.

And you may have noticed, I am sharing two blurbs each Friday from the Parallels: Felix was Here Anthology that will be published May 3 (Pre-order here)(Or visit our group blog here)--for which my primary contribution thus far has been to shout "Hey guys! We should do some stuff! erm...). I'm honored to be part of this, though, seriously. Today is my fourth time sharing two apiece of the blurbs and I've got Melanie Schultz and Sylvia Ney on board!

The Haunted: Sometimes the best things in life are the things you never had.

For five years Andy has been consumed by nothingness. Her life was fine—normal even—and then suddenly it wasn’t. No one knows why, least of all her. Desperate for answers, she seeks out yet another psychiatrist, not knowing that psychotherapy has nothing to do with it, not when the problem is that you’re being haunted.

Melanie Schulz is planted in upstate New York with her husband and three kids on a smallish plot of land she likes to believe is a farm. She plays at being a writer, same as she plays at being a farmer, and nurse, and overall enjoyer of this thing called life. One of the things she enjoys most are people who delight in discussing all things listed above. 

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Win:  The connection is everything.

 Seventeen year-old David Masters has grown up in almost complete isolation, despised by those around him. He is smart, determined, and compassionate. Now, an act of terrorism threatens the lives of millions. Can David help the society who shunned his very existence? Or is all hope for humanity lost? Find out in “WIN”. 

Sylvia Ney is a freelance writer, editor, and speaker. She regularly contributes to newspapers, magazines, and other anthologies. Some of her recurring publications include Houston Family magazine. Southern Writer's magazine, and the Chicken Soup for the Soul series. Sylvia is a member of the Texas Gulf Coast Writers and the Bayou Writers Group in Louisiana.

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Elizabeth Spann Craig said...

Love the cover and the content of this anthology. Looking forward to the release!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Both stories were awesome!

Ann Bennett said...

Oh man, your blog is so educational. My small parcel of land is a now a nature preserve. Cool.

Yolanda Renée said...

Great stories = great writers!

Thanks for your contribution - it started the ball rolling!

Cherie Reich said...

Congrats to Melanie and Sylvia! Their stories sound great!

L.G. Keltner said...

Two amazing writers who contributed great stories! I can't wait for release day!

Misha Gerrick said...

Both stories sound awesome. :-)

Unknown said...

Thanks for the shout out. I'm super excited to be a part of this anthology. BTW - WIN should be in all caps. Thanks!