We all want to run away from uncomfortable situations, searching for the shelter which promises
to keep us out of harm’s way. Alas, for some, the shelter remains an unfulfilled longing, a never-ending quest— a shattered dream.
Shared above is an excerpt from the story ‘Scarlet Skies’ which is a part of ‘Shattered’ – an anthology conceptualized and published by Penmancy Writers.
‘‘Shattered’ contains nineteen incredible stories in varied genres from eighteen talented writers. It is a product of Penmancy’s second-year anniversary celebration.
As the title of this collection suggests, this anthology offers a wide range of interpretations of the word ‘shattered’–stories of broken lives, unfulfilled promises, cracked beliefs, fractured egos, crushed hopes that are weaved tugging our heartstrings. While some of these are not shattered pieces beyond repair, others are smashed to smithereens, and the only way to handle the misery is to confront it and try to heal and rise above it or face death.
I was beyond ecstatic when my entry was selected for Anthology along with some brilliant writers. Being my first ever Anthology, ‘Shattered’ would always hold a special place in my heart.