4.98Heart-warming tales about life, love, hope, and new beginnings! A roundup of soul-stirring glimpses that my mind's eye sees in the form of short fiction. As the characters spring off the page, I hope you find at least one tale that resonates with you. Enjoy! Notes: - One short story (or more, if time and circumstances permit) a month. - Each piece stands individually, so you don’t need to read the book chronologically. - If you enjoy these stories, please follow me on the following platforms for more of my work: • Follow my blog www.cantiara.com for my spilled thoughts. • Follow my Instagram @iamcantiara for a miscellany of my poems. --- Story 1 - Christmas Rollercoaster: Instead of dreaming about ambition and riches, Nate had dreamed about a family—a family that he was going to leave in tatters once ALS ran its course. Story 2 - Shining Through His Broken Pieces: After a difficult start, a young man tentatively begins to live in the light—rather than continue to hide in the shadows. But can he ever risk opening his heart, even for someone special? Story 3 - Learning to Live: Gregg Miller likes his life just the way it is, thank you very much. A steady job working at a law firm, a beautiful girlfriend, time to go out with his friends; he has everything a man could want. And yet… He begins to ponder where his life is going, just as it is forced in a new direction. With the sudden appearance of the son he hadn’t even known existed, Gregg is thrust into a new role that he never expected to play: a father. And though Gregg likes his routine, the predictability, and stability of it all, he begins to realize that life doesn’t always follow a defined path — and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Story 4 - ILY: For so long, everyone thought Hailey was deaf when, in reality, she just doesn't like talking and learned sign language at a young age. She never corrected anyone until someone confessed their love for her, thinking she couldn't hear them. Story 5: Coming soon. Stay tuned!
"Would God give us powers just to watch us suffer?", that's what Negusa ponders as he gazes across his cursed world! In the year 1912, a phenomenon called Das Ìhè, a light that grazed the Earth, granted a limited amount of humans the ability to control the elements of nature itself. Unbeknownst to the recipients of the gift, the blessing of the light exposed a cursed underbelly the world chose to hide beneath the shadows. When faith finally exposes him to that cruel reality, Negusa is faced with coming to terms with his preconceived notion of the human heart, as his old way of life comes to an end!
Lucas Perez, an 18-year-old senior is living a normal everyday life, school, bullies, and a touch of love. But that all changes with the sudden outbreak of the apocalypse. He must throw the life he once knew to the wayside and figure out how to survive in this strange, new, and unforgiving world, while slowly being targeted by an unknown figure that wants his life.