Life Unscripted: Short Stories of Everyday Women...Now Available

Life Unscripted: Short Stories of Everyday Women...Now Available

Wednesday October 26, 2011


Friends,

I am excited to share with you some good news. I have written and published my very first book! It’s called, “Life Unscripted: Short Stories of Everyday Women.” I have enjoyed writing and putting together five short stories about different obstacles that forces each character to try to understand life, themselves, and others. This book is a work of fiction.

Life Unscripted: Short Stories of Everyday Women is available now. You can order from my BLOGSPOT and I will be able to autograph it for you or you can also order it from CREATESPACE.COM.

If you'd like to read an excerpt from Life Unscripted: Short Stories of Everyday Women I have attached some links.
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Excerpt from "Every Moment Counts."

Excerpt from "Life is a Journey."

I thank you in advance for your support and the purchase of the book. I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed writing it.

Sincerely,
Sophie Heng

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"Life Unscripted: Short Stories of Everyday Women" Now Available.

"Life Unscripted: Short Stories of Everyday Women" Now Available.



Life Unscripted: Short Stories of Everyday Women takes a journey with five different women as they struggle to understand life and themselves.

Dana struggles with her identity as a mother and a wife. She fears that she is losing herself and in her search for self discovery will she lose her family?

A woman regrets the lost of a childhood friend. She finds herself writing letters as a means of therapy. Can she fix years of estranged relationship?

Angie turns to her friend Connie for support and understanding through her separation, but first she must admit the lies involved in her relationship that she dared not admit before.

Alayshia finds herself drawn to a local prostitute who was admitted to the hospital for injuries. Somehow she feels obligated to help her walk the straight and narrow path. With so many naysayers in both of their lives will the relationship work?

Kim seeks her mother's support and blessing as she chooses to raise a child on her own. Her mother is determined to change Kim's mind.






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Life Unscripted: Short Stories of Everyday Women/Every Moment Counts.

Life Unscripted: Short Stories of Everyday Women/Every Moment Counts.



Excerpt from "Every Moment Counts."

“I hope you know what you are doing?” Jennifer said to her daughter. She couldn’t mask the disappointment she was feeling about Kim’s decision. “Use your head Kim! Is this really what you want to do right now?”
Kim instinctively reached for her belly. She already felt over protective of the life growing inside of her. She was seeking her mother’s blessings and approval of this unborn child but her mother was making her feel terrible for her decision to go ahead with the pregnancy.

She understood that her mother disagreed with her decision based on her religious beliefs. Kim has those same beliefs too. She understood that her mother may worry about what the congregation will think of her daughter, but she is a 28 year old woman who is capable of making adult decisions. She has made a lot of good decisions in her life. She is where she needs to be and is capable of caring for a child on her own. She believed that God has chosen to bless her with the miracle of life. God has entrusted her with a beautiful gift and there’s no mistakes about her child.

Out of respect for her mother, Kim could not bring herself to argue with her. She respected her mother’s opinions but she wanted her mother to respect her decision. She did not want her mother to try to change her mind. She wanted her mother to prepare for a grandchild. It was hurting her deeply that her mother was rejecting her child. It was also irritating that her mother was trying to force her to change her mind.

“You are still young. Why are you rushing to have a baby? There is plenty of time left to have a baby. Where is the father now? Is he going to marry you? If he marries you, this would save you a lot of embarrassment!”

Kim felt her mother’s words lashing at her. The words seemed to cut deep into her flesh and every cut hurt. The pain seemed to reach deep into her soul and she began to cry.

“This is not the time for you to start breaking down!” Jennifer stated coldly.







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Excerpt from "Life is a Journey."


I have seen Chanelle around plenty of times before I knew her as Chanelle. As I drove to the hospital before the start of my shift I would see Chanelle walking the streets. She cat walked up and down Chestnut Street with provocative attire, the allure of sex and forbidden fantasies to men and maybe even women. Occasionally I would see her ass sticking out of a car window before I would actually see her face. She got pretty up close and personal with the Johns before their exchange of money that was going to allow them a few moments of pleasure. What a dangerous way to live, I would think to myself each time she disappeared into another vehicle. She was a normal face in my daily route to work and I often wondered about my own sister.



11:00 p.m. Friday Night


The third shift nurse due to relieve me was running late and I was asked to stay and help out. The patient that night in Triage C was Chanelle. That pretty face of hers now resembled that of a horror movie. She was badly beaten and her left eye was the size of a golf ball. A big knot on her forehead made her seem a bit alien. Her short hair hung wildly around her face. An inch long gash across her eyebrows exposed pink and white flesh underneath dried blood. Still the same fearless soul stared at me unphased by the punishment just handed to her. I became curious of the person in front of me. What circumstances in her life made her turn tricks for a living? But the matter at hand was, who did this to her and does she want to press any charges? We were one of the first witnesses for the police and to victims of violent crimes. It was my duty to make sure the victim and law enforcement got what they needed.

Chanelle gave one word answers throughout the entire interview. She was uninterested, bored, and even a little anxious to leave. I still neglected to see the signs of anger. I can only judge someone by my own actions and emotions and I would be extremely pissed off at that point if I was beaten and had to wear that battle scar. I can tell she was a different breed. She seemed to be numb to her circumstances. I wondered at that point does she know what normalcy feels like. I want to understand her. I am pretty sure that there’s someone out there who cares for her well being, safety, and happiness? It must be a lonely world without any caring soul.

Throughout the night she rejected my friendly talks. I tried to direct her to a safe shelter just in case she was worried about returning to her home or if there is a home at all? I suggested resources for her and even offered my assistance if she needed it. She gave me an icy blank stare but she was never disrespectful or verbally argumentative. After the doctor stitched her up and the police left, I went to issue her discharge instructions. Chanelle had her eyes closed. It was the first sign of vulnerability she displayed all night. She adjusted herself as quickly as possible as she heard me entering the room. The weariness of the night has finally shown on her face. She looked a lot older than her eighteen years of life. At eighteen I was busting my butt at a third shift waitressing job to pay for college and yet Chanelle was walking the dangerous streets and dealing with the most perverted of all life forms. A sudden sadness came over me when I realized that she will be heading back to that life.

I thought of my sister.






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