It was November of 2011, and a news story broke about a small plane crash. Among the victims were two coaches, one male and one female, of a college basketball team. Without any intent, I wondered if they had been sitting together. I wondered about two people sitting together as a plane headed for the ground, and I wondered if they might do something like hold hands and say something like “I’m not ready to die.”
I’m not a religious person. I’m basically agnostic. I don’t believe in an afterlife, but I hope I’m wrong. I wondered about those people on the plane and, if they really weren’t ready to die, would they have a choice of going or not going into an afterlife? Is going to an afterlife a way of admitting that you’re dead? Could we stay? If so, for how long? If so, would we ever get another chance to move on? For someone who isn’t religious, I spend a lot of time thinking about an afterlife.
Anyway, this was what prompted Connecting Flight.
When the Mirror Breaks – Volume I
For about ten years I’ve been slowly writing a collection of short stories. My first volume of stories – When the Mirror Breaks – is available now through Amazon and Whiskey Creek Press. These stories are a mix of horror, suspense, and straight fiction. The reason for the title is that most of the stories are about people who face choices and difficult situations. Not everyone makes good choices when necessary. Some people, sometimes, just suffer from “bad luck.” I don’t believe in luck, but I do believe in good stories. Here are 13 of them.
Coming in about a year from now will be volume II.
I’d be happy to know what you think.