I just published The Dancer Series on Amazon
Excerpt from The Dancer – Sometimes she felt like she was living on a yo-yo. Flown towards the ground, then hovering there – a few inches away from the ground – before being spun back the other way and flown towards the sky, hovering there and then flown back towards the ground. From one extreme to the other – that was her life.
Excerpt from The Dancer III – Some day she would grow up to be a Dancer. She was good now, for her age. But some day she would grow up and be famous, she would be the best Dancer ever, and she would be in love – it would all be so romantic.
She curtsied to herself in the mirror, and as she did so, her reflection in the mirror curtsied back to her. She tried it again, and without fail, the mirror curtsied back to her. What a marvelous invention she thought, a curtsying mirror. Of course it was just a normal mirror, but she liked being fanciful and pretending that it was a special mirror, one which obeyed her every command.
She curtsied to the mirror once more. Then fully assured of her command over the mirror, she walked away. But the figure in the mirror didn’t move. She couldn’t believe she was not in control of her special mirror, so she just kept walking out the door, even though her reflection did not follow. Besides she was late for dinner, her mother would be expecting her.
Excerpt from The Dancer IV – She was all alone, so she did what she always did – she danced. She danced for joy, she danced for strength, she danced for sorrow, she danced for weariness. She danced because she didn’t know what else to do.
Also included in The Dancer II is a short story titled The Artist
The Dancer is a fantasy love story which involves parallel worlds. Each main character in the story possesses his or her own magic which they combine to help each other. Even though their stories are not our own, in many ways we find ourselves in their stories. As a friend of mine said, When The Dancer danced, I danced.
I think The Dancer series is particularly refreshing. Everything works out, but just like in life, it’s a wild ride at times. You never know what will happen next. I certainly didn’t when I wrote it.