Spinetinglers' Monthly Contest.
The Roses of Tomorrow by Cher Green is this month's fourth place story - congratulations!
Here is what Cher had to say about her writing and how The Roses of Tomorrow took shape -
"My strong desire for word creation began at an early age. I loved to disappear within the stories others had created, and made it a goal to give this opportunity with my own creations. Life took over for a while, but about six years ago, I decided it was now or never. I've struggled through teaching myself the ins and outs of story creating, with the help of online information and how to books, but without the help of other writers, I would have never made it this far. Critique partners are a must for a writer, in my opinion. This is my third publication and is no less exciting than the first. My work has appeared at "Long Story Short" http://lssarchives.homestead.com/thekeeper.html and "Untied Shoelaces of the Mind" http://www.untiedshoelacesofthemind.com/Issue4/friends.php.
"The Roses of Tomorrow," began as a much shorter story, produced from a "what if" scenario. There are so many battered women/men who find it so hard to leave their abuser. I'm in no way condoning murder as a solution. This is fiction. I'd say my main message within this story is that everyone has a breaking point, and for Sherri it is her unborn child. The title sprang to mind in the middle of writing and stuck. I'm tempted to say this is one of those stories that wrote itself, but it did take many revisions to get it in shape. I wanted it to be unique, and so the flower garden took on a life of its own."
If you'd like to read "Roses of Tomorrow", go here.
There is a section to leave comments at the end of the story. Registration is required, but is free. Also as a member you will receive an email of each month's winner.
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