Holding her hand over the phone's receiver, she spoke to herself in painful desperation. "Non posso farlo!" It was at that moment that a idea came to Shelby, a flicker of hope in the back of her mind. Yesterday she had discovered something fantastic, yet slightly terrifying. After placing her cellphone on speaker, she could … Continue reading Beautiful In Every Way [Shelby Chapter] Part 5 of 15
First closing her eyes; Shelby steeled her mind as best she could, then stood up and looked at the vanity mirror, followed by the mirror on the opposite wall. She had lived with Gabriel for four years and until now hadn't noticed this one thing, something very unsettling. The mirror over the bathroom sink reflected … Continue reading Beautiful In Every Way [Shelby Chapter] Part 4
Thirty minutes had gone by before Shelby's head stopped spinning and she ran out of tears, her breathing heavy from not being able to inhale through her nose. Wiping her tears with both palms, she looked at the tattoos on her left hand. Years ago three of her fingers had been beautifully detailed with three … Continue reading Bellissimo In Ogni Modo [Beautiful In Every Way] Shelby Part 3
With thoughts of cruelty racing through her mind, Shelby could not keep herself from looking down at the new bathroom floor scale that Gabriel had recently purchased just for her. The last time she had placed her small shapely feet upon that soulless digital creation, She had gasped, then quickly leaped back to the tile … Continue reading Beautiful In Every Way [Bellissimo In Ogni Modo] Shelby Part 2
December 2011 The first thought Shelby had when she woke up in her king-sized bed, the wall next to the bed needed to be cleaned. She had forgotten about the coffee cup that had fallen off of the nightstand last week during a heated argument with her boyfriend. The glass mug did not break, but … Continue reading Beautiful In Every Way [Shelby Chapter] Part 1
As I slowly inch my way closer to the finish line, I can't help but come back again and again to everything that is Shelby. Not only is Shelby one of the two main characters from my novel, but she has also required the most research and the most time. After all, Shelby is a … Continue reading Bellissimo In Ogni Modo [Shelby Introduction]
After struggling with my dying cell phone for two weeks, I finally made the time to purchase a new phone, the phone that I've been wanting for months. Once again I can write on the go, and when I'm not at home with my laptop. Over the last 24 hours, we've got 12" of snow … Continue reading So Nice To Be Back!