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“Saving Sheena” a Short Story by Jan Davies

Sheena's body builderJan Davies short story called “Saving Sheena” is in the Mainstream Fiction section of Written Across the Genres, my anthology available on Amazon and Kindle and can be ordered at a local bookstore.

Sheena’s grown and married children are worried that she’s lonely living by herself. Here’s is an excerpt:

“All five pairs of eyes focused on the man that had just invaded their space. His limbs seemed to go on forever. Brian surmised he was at least a foot taller than his own 5’7″ stature. Steph thought his shoulders were going to bust out of that black silk tee that clung ever so snug around bulging biceps. Monica couldn’t stop staring at those big eyes that looked like the ocean had just poured itself into them, and Allen couldn’t stop wondering how this young man could know his mother-in-law?”

Check out what happens in this family with the new arrival.

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Writer Interview with Jan Davies

jan daviesJan Davies has a short story, “Saving Sheena”, and a memoir essay, “A February Christmas” in my anthology, Written Across the Genres (available on Amazon).

Jan is an independent business lady, President of the WiMe Group, Inc., who has always loved to write; poetry, journals, short and long stories and memoir.  Her passions are family, writing, reading, taking photographs of special moments, eating delectable foods, sipping distinct, flavorful wines, and laughing with friends. She travels to new, enchanted places with laptop and iPhone in hand.

Here is the interview with Jan Davies.

Julaina: How did you get the idea for your story?

Jan: With “Shaving Sheena”, I wanted to write a piece about a mature woman, her experiences as a widow, dating, and her grown children’s reactions.

Julaina: What is a writing day like for you?

Jan: I steal precious moments either before the sun rises or way after the sun goes down. When the house is quiet, my thoughts and words are allowed their freedom.

Julaina: What do you enjoy about writing?

Jan: Seeing my thoughts appear on paper and launch into a life of their own.

Julaina: What is the difficult part of writing?

Jan: Having the discipline to do it on a regular basis and taking the time needed to sit still and allow the creative thoughts to percolate in my mind.

Julaina: What are you working on now?

Jan: My plans are to pursue an artist for my children’s books. I want to take the next steps toward getting them published.

Julaina: Do you have a tip for aspiring writers?

Jan: It’s easy to say, “Do it”. The passion needs to come from within but a writer needs a support group. Find a writing group that is critical but nurturing for you to expand and grow.

Julaina: Is there anything else you’d like to share?

Jan: I want the readers of “Saving Sheena” to see the humor of how a mature, widowed mother of four grown children introduces a younger man into the family as her boyfriend. Sheena proves there is life after a spouse’s death.

Julaina: Sheena certainly surprises her children and the readers. Thanks, Jan, keep writing.

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