I feel pretty good about this short story. I got the idea for it from listening to a story on NPR, "The Splendid Table", about the Stockholm Pie Company. The lady on that show gets so into the food that it always makes me laugh, as if the food itself has some mystical power. Perhaps it does. Let me know what you think.
A Little Slice of Heaven
August 24th, 2014
This is a short story I wrote recently. I don't know what possessed me to write it from the perspective of a teenage girl (a foul mouthed one at that), but I did. I started thinking on it as I watched my little daughter watching me get ready for work. It has some strong language, so if you are offended by such, you probably shouldn't read on.
For right now, I believe this is going to serve as the prologue to the second book in the Lifestream Trilogy. It takes the reader back to a time before Book 1 even starts, but provides a new perspective that will set the tone for Book 2.
So I have a blog.
I can tell you sincerely that I never believed I would ever have a blog. Historically I never had any kind of diary or journal. I tried a few times, when I was younger and convinced that I could be a fantastic writer, but quickly gave it up each time. I was deathly afraid that someone would find what I wrote and mock me mercilessly.
It seems I have overcome that fear. I have found a handful of kindred spirits who encourage me to write and write often. They do offer criticism as well, but they have yet to mock me, and the criticism is usually constructive. I started a writing group with said friends, I joined the Northern Colorado Writers, and I self published a book. So of course I am starting a blog.
I now carry a little notebook on my person at all times in which to jot down interesting factoids, names, bits of conversation, poems regarding the horrors of goat cheese, or fanciful ideas that hit me as I wait in line at the sandwich shop.
Of course, my name appears no where in said notebook, and I am sure that I would disavow any knowledge of it if it fell into the wrong hands. Anyway, I plan to post some short stories and what not here for those who are interested. So check it out from time to time, and don't forget to let me know if you are reading. Even if it is to poke some fun at me.
Joshua B. Lehman
I am someone who enjoys telling stories and I decided I'd share some here. I'm a lawyer by trade, but I promise you'll find no legalese here! Hopefully my words can transport you someplace magical for a spell.