Okay! Here’s my snippet this week! In honor of moms, I’ve chosen a snippet from my short story that never quite made it to the anthology I wished to submit to, but hopefully, I’ll find a home for it… here’s Through Her Sunken Dream, written to help bring awareness to mental illness, in specific for me, severe depression. Hope you like!
“Are you ready?”
Tara lifted her gaze to the door, seeing her mother standing there in a pretty blue dress bearing a floral pattern in lavender and pink. Her airy white sweater matched the handbag she carried in her left hand. Tara nodded, pushing her red hair over her shoulders, whispering, “Mom?”
Rebecca Webster crossed the room to cup Tara’s chin, her words quiet, “You are beautiful. You are a wonderful woman, you are my daughter, and I am so proud of you. Nothing will ever change that, Tara Diane; your dad and I couldn’t be prouder of you.”
Author: M. LeAnne Phoenix
M. LeAnne Phoenix would tell you that the worst time of her life was the two years that she attempted to take off from writing. If you asked her to explain exactly why she did such a thing, you would most likely get the mad attempt to arch an eyebrow like her dad and then a shake of the head as she told you it was unlucky to speak of such things. Suffice it to say, it will never happen again!
Born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas in the mid-1970's, Ms. Phoenix was young and wild (and even free!) during the crazy wondrous decade known as the 1980's and the even crazier but now grungy decade of the 1990's. Music is second only to the muses that live and breathe to fill her mind with beautiful men, and music always helps them to tell their stories. She is never without her iPod or her computer no matter where she goes, although, she does like to hike and take pictures of the sky and the moon, and even the occasional shot of the sun through the branches of a tree.
An avid cat lover, Ms. Phoenix has been owned by many throughout her life, though her current owner is one Gypsy Jo, who really would like for her to step away from the keyboard and pay her some attention! After all, hasn't she earned it?
M. LeAnne Phoenix can be found on Facebook at www.facebook.com/mleannephoenix. As this is her first real foray into the professional world of writing, there will be more social media to come.
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20 thoughts on “Rainbow Snippets #9”
This is so beautiful! (gets teary eyed)
Thankee, thankee! ❤ I'm so glad you like it!
Aww, lovely scene.
Thankee, Louise! 🙂
Lovely scene. Not everyone has such supportive mother as Tara. I hope she’s better!
Thankee! And tell me about it! I didn’t expect my own mother to take my coming out as well as she did! I find that I’m quite blessed, and so is my Tara! 🙂 She’s a fighter!
Lovely scene for mother’s day.
Thankee, Alexa! I hope your Mother’s Day was full of love! 🙂
Perfect snip for Mother’s Day. What a great mom! 🙂
Thankee! I hope your Mother’s Day was wonderful, Addison! 🙂
Aw, beautiful! What a lovely, gentle moment between them.
Thankee, AM! ❤
Awww… sweet moment.
Thankee, PT! 🙂
This is a wonderful family moment.