Thanks to the lovely authors who run the Worlds of the Imagination blog, especially Rita Bay, for the opportunity to post an excerpt from my short story “Heaven.” This little tale of a fallen angel, a lost woman, and the one tiny thing that makes all the difference between Heaven and Hell was published in the Shared Whispers anthology earlier this month by Champagne Book Group.
Here’s a taste:
“I’m a Watcher,” Michael began, “or that’s what the old legends called us. We worked for God as sentinels; we looked out. We waited. We waited to raise alarms if we saw anything worth alarming Her Holy of Holies about.
“Well, I did. I saw a lot, a very great deal that alarmed me, as I Watched the world of human beings, and all they were doing to tear one another apart. And Her Holy of Holies ignored all my warnings.”