I just posted a sample of a new story, The Bully.
It’s a short story in which two different characters feel forced to use a gun to take another person’s life. One does it in an illegal way while the other shoots out of self-defense. Each section shows each characters POV and my attempt to get into their heads. This story came about from my recent inner struggle with the mass shootings in America. I have always been (and still am) an advocate of the second amendment, but as a wife, mother, and caring citizen, I have trouble coping with the fear presented by today’s criminal gunmen. I think a lot of us feel helpless and lost for a solution.
What enables them do violent acts against stangers? How can we, as a society, stop them? How do we protect ourselves against immoral people without letting go of our own values?
These are questions I tried to work out in my head while writing this piece. I know that guns are a touchy subject, but I have come to accept that what I write pretty much offends someone, somewhere, so what the hell.
If you like what you read and want more, I will include the full length story in my book of shorts I hope to have out this summer. If it hits too close to home, I won’t blame you for closing the screen.
Thanks for taking the time.
Happy Reading- Talyn Marie