I take in the bird’s-eye view of the Garden. The view of one world from the sky of another. The Creepers flap their massive wings, circling nearer, my hair whipping across my face from the draft.
“It’s a long way down, Synthia.”
“That’s one thing we agree on.” I shrug into my backpack and face him. “Another thing we agree on is that some things are worse than death. Like losing a loved one.”
“A loved one someone takes from you,” He says, with malice.
“I am sorry about that. But you’re not going to kill Beth for revenge.”
“Oh? Why is that?”
“Because you can’t make me witness something if I’m dead.” With that, I whirl around and hop onto the railing, teetering forward, gasping with panicked second thoughts.
“No!” He screams.
Defiantly, I heave myself off the railing.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
My name is Michael Seidelman. I was born in Vancouver, BC Canada where I continue to reside. When I was growing up, my passions were reading, watching movies, nature and creative writing. Not much has changed since then. In high school when I had an opportunity to write short stories in class, I relished reading them out loud to my classmates who would gasp at the unexpected twists and applaud when I was done. I took several creative writing classes and have continued writing over the years while working in Interactive Marketing.
About two years ago, I decided to take some time off to focus on my writing and work on a Young Adult trilogy. The first book in The Garden of Syn series – No One Dies in the Garden of Syn – will be released on April 26th. Meanwhile, I am working hard on the second and third books in the series.
Getting up every morning and sitting down to create new characters and bring new worlds to life is the most fulfilling job I have ever had. Beyond the trilogy, I have many ideas plotted out and I look forward to sharing them all with the world!
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Erika is a freelance content writer and illustrator from the Philippines. Aside from her love of arts and reading, she loves taking photos, coffee, cats, and fairies. She’s into fantasy, historical fiction, and contemporary, and anything young adult genres.