Book Review “Skoll’s Diary” by Sean C. Wright

From the book’s description, "Africans and African Americans left Earth in 1900, and went to another planet in The Milky Way to escape mistreatment.”  I was immediately intrigued.   Sean Wright’s Skoll’s Diary is more than the simple telling of a young man’s life on Saturn, it is a book that should awaken all who read it to one certain... Continue Reading →

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All Completed and Published Stories To Date

“Who am I?” I am an independent, self-published teller of tales, an author of scarcely any renown. However, as a storyteller, I know who I am, and with that persona, I am both confident and comfortable. I invite you to visit my website, ShortStoryScribe.com and/or Amazon Author Pages Joe Leonardi              ... Continue Reading →

FIND YOUR STRENGTH

KN J Tales and Snippets

I walk down this well-trodden path, resigned to my fate. The sky is filled with dark clouds, threatening a downpour that will sweep me off my feet and drown me in its flood. There is no light; no rays of sunshine; no warmth. Despite efforts to protect myself, piling layers upon layers, I feel the cold penetrating into the depths of my soul. Winter is here. Well and truly.

What do you do when your mind begs to succumb to the deep pits of despair? How do you crawl out from the sinister tunnel of self-doubt? You’re in pain; mental fatigue; physical stress. You’re on the brink of shut down mode.

Oh, but The Show must go on! The children need to be fed, clothed and loved. The house should be cleaned. The bills must be paid. You have to turn up to work. People rely on you to function…

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Attack on the Indie Community

A.D. Wayne

Recently, many social media exercised a purge of their respective platforms. Nobody seems to understand their doing or their reasoning. However, the most significant audience it affects seems to remain the same one: the independent and freelance creatives.

The Big Boys

For years now, Facebook went through many facelifts and changes. So many times, I remember going, “What the frack?” and “Okey-dokey.” On my journey to become an author, I created a network of fellow creatives from various fields, as well as editors and small publishers. It stuck with me that often they would say Facebook hurt their business.

We all know that Instagram belongs to Facebook. It is their application to share pictures and videos. An excellent platform for authors, or at least, it was. Then again, they went full-purged on their users. Going through a multiple of “Follow Loop,” I must say that I dropped out…

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PTSD WWI – War Springs Eternal (Excerpt)

Please purchase a copy today. https://www.amazon.com/Springs-Eternal-Damaged-Broken-Collection/dp/1722717998/ War Springs Eternal is dedicated to my brothers and sisters in arms - -To those who were asked to do the unthinkable. -To those who HAD to do the unimaginable. -To those who are broken and still fighting. -To those for whom the fighting became too much.  War Springs... Continue Reading →

Bullied From Day One – Excerpt from “Tortured and Tormented”

May I trouble you to read the following excerpt, and if you are at all interested, click on the book’s cover and please purchase a copy of Tortured and Tormented, creating a school?shooter?  Thank you, Joe I feel afraid. Not the fear some of the other children express, but the fear of being alone. I... Continue Reading →

The Independent Author’s Anthem

https://youtu.be/yYvkICbTZIQ “Who am I?”   I am an independent, self-published teller of tales, an author of scarcely any renown. However, as a storyteller, I know who I am, and with that persona, I am both confident and comfortable. I invite you to visit my website, ShortStoryScribe.com and/or Amazon Author Pages Joe Leonardi          ... Continue Reading →

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