Pirates and First Page Critiques I arrived late to the Lake Yale Conference Center last night and quickly changed into the pirate costume I’d pulled together for the contest. Our theme this year is “Finding Your Treasure.” Aargh, matey. Of course, I lost, lol, but I didn’t expect to win. The real treasure was just getting…
This short story pulls at the heart strings offering hope in the midst of a trial many face but bury in the past. The thought provoking ending is powerful [and] meant to hold onto the reader long after the reading is done.
Shari McGriff, in a few short chapters draws the reader into the sorrow and shame of a mother’s choice, and then brings hope and forgiveness. McGriff’s writing style is wonderful. In few words she paints emotions on my heart.
A Mother’s Choice is such a thought provoking short story. The author shares a highly compelling story that will touch on every reader’s heart and soul. It’s impossible not to instantly connect with Jane and feel what she feels.
With the love and understanding of forgiveness of a child the world is redeemed. Over coming our prejudices, our indifference and past hurts with pure sacrifice. The main character gives the ultimate gift of love which changes his piece of the world.
Pure Love for sure! What a magical tale about a little boy's pure heart. Love the ethnic spice of another culture all through the story. Felt like I was there. Saw the town's people, understood the darkness of racism through the experience of the characters. What a hooking beginning! This tale is so well-written. . . . I'm from a Latin culture myself, could relate well . . . wonderful storyteller. Ready for her next one.
Shari’s stories are poignant and Pure Love is no exception. A powerful message of how bigotry is overcome through love and sacrifice.
Wow – that is a lot to absorb and take in with less than 100 pages?! It touches on dark subjects with a ray of light throughout – written by a wonderful artist who knows how to craft a powerful read!
I really enjoyed this book. It really makes you think about how precious life is, and I am so looking forward to her next book.
This one left an impact on me. . . . Shari has a way with words.
Matthew Robert Payne
A gripping revelation of the generations that experienced unnecessary pain. The stories expose hardened hearts that fostered unwillingness to comprehend their victim’s trauma denying them hope of compassionate prevention.
To read America’s Fiction–Or Is It? from the beginning click here… America’s Fiction–Or Is It? CHAPTER 2 I nuzzled into the cupped hand and was transported to a library as vast as the Atlantic Ocean. As I climbed out of the hand the scent of vellum and papyrus wrapped around me like a cozy blanket on a wintry…
If you follow me on Social Media then you probably already know this, but I’m doing a new thing! Don’t you love new adventures? I do, too–somewhat. Lol. But anticipation filled with a little trepidation is a good thing, right? So here’s to my newest venture. To help more college students than I could possibly…