A Short Story and Poetry collection
Release date: May 13th, 2014
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“This collection was born thanks to adventures to magical places that my youthful imagination crafted, a royal decree that henceforth let me be known as “The Queen of Details,” and a very energetic “role model for today’s youth.” Writing had always been a comfort, a way of expressing myself since my voice was locked tight due to shyness. But because of these events, gifts, professors, and people in my life, light was shed on a pathway to writing as a career. In this collection, you will find works mostly from my high school years, exploring an array of genres. You’ll learn about my younger self–both child and teen–who made me the woman I am today.
It all started with a notebook, a pencil, words of encouragement, and a sweet, little dream.”
Listen to me reading the first page of one of the short stories in the collection, “Margaret’s America,” on Indies Reading Block Podcast, episode four!
I was assigned in my freshman language class to look at an object and write a poem about it. I looked at this green froggie blanket my brother had forever (it was made for him when he was super small) and this all came to me. My grandmother who made it passed away a few years earlier. I am dedicating this to you, Grandma Aggie.
The Warmth of Colors (2004)
Alone in the darkness, Listening to the rain pour, Shivering to the thunder, Needing your hug more.
Cuddling my knees, My heart in despair. Why did you leave me? I thought you cared!
Then, I see you, Hanging out of clutter. The colors, so lovely, With a note: “To me love grandmother”
I stare at your work. The frogs: so smiley and bright. I actually smile, The first time tonight.
You’re wrapped around me, Your embrace so warm. We sit on our bed Watching the rain still pour.
Light is in my heart now. I do have a friend, no fear. You may have died, But you’re still here.
Praise for “A Sweet, Little Dream:”
“This is a very inspiring book for young adults. I love how she has an introduction for each poem. It really lets you know where she was at when she wrote them. She shows herself to be a deep thinker at a young age.”- Amazon.com Review by J.C.- 5 star review!
“The final verdict? I loved it, and you will too. Thank you Ms. Comnick for giving me the opportunity to resurrect feelings from my youth, through the words of yours.”- Amazon.com Review by G.R.V.
To celebrate the book being released, Sheenah took some lines from one of the poems, “Watch and See,” and made the Paper Crane Books free monthly paper for that poem and my newest work! Here is it is here, but it goes in different sizes and forms at our website: