THE LAST PARADE
The Ancient City Poets / Poet Plant Press blog is participating in the The Indie Lights Book Parade. For the entire month of February, different authors and artists will be parading past our viewing stand. It has been a great to hear and learn from so many talented people. For this last installment, we get to spend time with author Jamie White, a music addict, book lover, & NaNoWriMo survivor. When she's not busy writing blog posts, she's taking pictures and spending time with her husband and pets. She released Stains on the Soul and Clutter (Pagan Writers Press, 2013) and Stains 2 is set to release February 2015.
Jamie would like to share something clever: a blog post written from the point of view of a character named Fiona, from Stains on the Soul. First, here is some info on the book, so that we can get in the "write" mind set and understand a little bit about the character.
Stains on the Soul synopsis:
It’s her last summer before going away to college and Fiona finds herself facing more than she bargained for: A boyfriend she doesn't want who has a strange hold over her, a friend pushing her to expand her boundaries, and a new guy named Ted whose presence is more than a distraction.
If that isn't enough, Fiona is being haunted with horrifying nightmares of burning at the stake—nightmares so real, she feels as though she’s losing her mid.
Are they only dreams, or are they trying to warn her about this new guy she can’t help but want?
Guest Blog post by Fiona, a character in Stains on the Soul.
I feel like I’m losing it. Every time I go to sleep, it’s the same thing: I wake up in a cold sweat with all kinds of horrible images fresh in my mind. I’ve been walking around like a zombie and trying not to let anyone know just how exhausted I am, and all because of these dreams.
There’s a girl about to burn at the stake. She looks terrified and I know it’s not just the fact she’s about to die. She’s terrified of what she sees before the men come and light the kindling beneath her. No… actually, I think she looks more sad than anything.
It makes me think of him, and I don’t know why. He’s new is town and he’s been coming on to me. He’s cute, so I really shouldn’t mind but there’s something about him that makes me uncomfortable. I think part of it is the fact I like him too much and I shouldn’t. I’m technically seeing someone, and I’m about to go off to college soon. Why should I bother getting mixed up with someone else? Especially someone who makes my skin crawl.
Every time I see him, I can’t breathe and sometimes I think of that girl in my dreams. She looks so sad, like she wants to tell me something important.
I told you I was losing it.
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Contact info for author Jamie White
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Thank you so much everyone for checking out the Indie Lights Book Parade. It has been an amazing month. Again, many thanks to all the writers who marched in the parade and thank you to all the readers who cheers them on.
Thank you for all your support,
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