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The Story Behind Closet Words by Kim Hilton

My upbringing as a child was very hard.  I was an orphan, the youngest of six children. My mother was 13 when she had her first child and 19 when I was born, having six children in six years.  My mother was shot with a shotgun by my father.  I lived in violence, abuse and poverty.…

The Story Behind The Rage by Temujin Hu

The story began as an idea for a short script that would explore a philosophical question about murder. However, it changed quite a bit over the past ten years as I’ve played with the outline trying to find the best way to tell the story. I tried sci-fi and fantasy settings, and mostly I had…

The Story Behind Spider Brains by Susan Wingate

It all happened early one morning, when my husband got up for work. I was still lying in bed, groggy and bleary-eyed when I thought I noticed something strange. My husband had just walked into the bathroom and flipped the light switch. The stark incandescence shone against the dark ceiling and there, not too far…

The Story Behind DARK SIDE OF VALOR by ALICIA SINGLETON

The Story Behind DARK SIDE OF VALOR By Alicia Singleton The inspiration for Dark Side of Valor came from a news article of a woman’s plight to return to her country after being kidnapped and taken to a foreign land.   To start the plotting, I began to research runaways from foreign lands.  Every time I’d…