Silent Scream

Here is a list of all the parts so you don't have to dig through my blog to find them.

Thank you for reading!

Sometimes, inspiration hits you so hard and so fast that all you can do is try your best to hang on.

That’s what happened with this Not-So-Short-Short story.

It started life as a DM to my awesome friend @cortana02. 140 characters. Just an idea; a scene I had in my head. Two weeks later…It was a 37,000 word novella. I don’t know how that happened. I became completely obsessed with it. Forgetting-to-eat and forgetting-to-sleep level obsessed. I didn’t even write a New Years blog post because I was so absorbed in writing this. Silent Scream. (I tried. I got three sentences in).

I know I have left you guys hanging before (coughBLAMEcough) and I am honestly so sorry for that. I feel ashamed and embarrassed every time I think about it. For that reason, I wanted to wait for this to be completely finished to share it with you. And it is. It is finished. All my words are on the page. I feel strangely empty.

To begin with, I’ll be posting a new section every second day. I will then see how that goes and adjust accordingly if necessary. I can unequivocally promise you’ll never have to wait more than a few days to get the next instalment because the entire story is finished. It’s just waiting for you to read it. I hope you do…While simultaneously feeling terrified at the prospect. I hope you are willing to take a chance on me.

At the beginning of each new section, you’ll see this: ***. This is not just a section break; it is also a hyperlink to YouTube and to a song I feel fits that particular scene. The soundtrack, as it were. You obviously don’t have to follow the links, but we all know how important music is to me. In my opinion the right soundtrack can take a scene to the next level.

As it states at the beginning, this was inspired by the drama surrounding the film Dallas Buyers Club and the anger over certain actors being chosen to play certain roles. If you aren’t familiar with that drama and would like to be (though it is not necessary) you can read about it here, here and here.

There are plenty of references to certain people and certain bands because I simply can’t help myself, so if you’d like to, you can play my drinking game #TakeAShotOfAlmondMilk. The rules are easy: Every time you find a reference, take a shot of almond milk. You can also tweet me @GirlWithWords using the hashtag and quoting the section to make me giggle. And giggle I shall!