Greetings! Queen here. In case you haven’t been keeping track or are in a place with no access to technology, you have probably already heard that a new short story of mine is appearing in an anthology called “Crackles of the Heart: Divergent Ink”.
My contribution is entitled “Tale in the Keys of Drastic (Excuse Me Miss)”. In short, it deals with a guy with a player’s reputation who dares to throw away his player card to pursue a relationship with a female he randomly encountered.
The flow of this brings to mind some Michael Jackson music/videos, particularly the ones where he’s trying to get the girl and you hold your breath, hoping he’s successful, or just shake your head because of the predictability, the whole MJ always gets the girl.
The first stage, entitled “Excuse” makes me think of “State of Shock” when Michael was in the Jackson 5.
The second stage, entitled “Me” puts me in the slow, intense melody of “Liberian Girl”. In the song, it makes one convinced about the impact the woman has on Michael, and the male character in “Tale” gives a convincing thought process of the regard he is giving this female–about how different this is from all of the other pursuits.
The third stage, entitled “Miss” is the showdown, if you will. Can the guy get the girl, particularly if she is not perceived as a beauty to the rest of the world? Can the “he” in Tales be as successful as the late Michael Jackson was in his videos?
You just have to read to find out July 14th.