The following is a short piece from a work in progress. This is a scene I pulled from my next novel and (hopefully) turned it into a short story.
By Beem Weeks
There might’ve been a dream. Or maybe not. Violet Glass really couldn’t recall. Probably, though. A dream concerning some stupid boy—or even a girl.
Can’t control what creeps through your sleep.
Her body stirred awake as the blackest part of night splashed its inky resolve across that part of Alabama.
Violet stared at the ceiling, tried like the dickens to recall a face, perhaps a voice—anything belonging to the one responsible for this latest agitation.
Nothing came through, though.
Even dead of night did little to lay low that sticky heat. Old-timers in town swore oaths affirming this, the summer of 1910, to be more oppressive than any other summer since before the war…
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EXCERPT FROM THE SEQUEL TO DAYDREAM’S DAUGHTER
(I’ve decided not to preface this piece with any details. I’d like for the readers to try and “figure” out the direction this piece is going in. Have fun!)
“Are you gonna buy me a drink or, are you just gonna sit there and stare at me?” Leeza asked the stranger at the bar.
“Uh, sure. What are you drinking, pretty lady?” Swirling to and fro, the man gripped the ridges of the bar to keep from falling off the bar stool. “Hey, bartend, give this pretty lady what ‘er she wants and put it on my tab.”
Leeza looked him up and down. Although not bad on the eyes, he didn’t strike her as a man with deep enough pockets to have a “tab” anywhere, but, who was she to judge.
“Vodka on the rocks,” she said, waving her…
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Hey, everybody! I’ve seen a lot of people asking about which publishing company to go with, so I thought I would share my experience with Ingram Spark! Let’s dive right in!
The print quality for my books was fantastic. I couldn’t have been happier with how they turned out. There were many options for how to print books as well, which really helped me pick the best fit for OUTLIERS. The print quality was a huge part of why I used Ingram Spark, and I was not disappointed.
I also liked that they have a good reputation, their strict quality standards and procedures have really given them a better name in the publishing industry.
They also offer hardback versions of books, which I haven’t made yet, but I hope to. I’m planning on making some “Limited Edition” versions of OUTLIERS in the future as hard-covers, so I’m glad I…
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