It was June, 2001. I was living in Detroit, Michigan, struggling with being a songwriter and hating the overall direction of my life and my job in retail. It was during this time I began having a series of very vivid dreams. Some so clear, I realized that they weren't meant to be told to anyone or even, understood by me at that time. However, one in particular would prove to be very telling years later.
It this one dream, I'm walking down a very beautiful street with wonderful homes lined up on each side. The one thing I recalled the most was this feeling of peace and hope I was experiencing as I ventured down this unknown street. There weren't any people or things that stood out, just these wonderful homes. Inside this dream, I began to wonder if this was what heaven looked like? But there wasn't any streets of gold or angelic beings floating about. I tucked away this dream somewhere in the back of my logic as other dreams and the business of life, would take front and center.
Fast forward to July 2008. I had come to a decision to pursue my once held dream of becoming a writer and begun writing what would become the first chapter of my first novel. I was also in a very good place in my personal life. In love with what I believed was the 'girl of my dreams' ( obviously, some dreams are mere delusions) and a job, although not great, but eh. But what I enjoyed most, was my shabby, one bedroom apartment in the wonderful community of Farmington Hills, Michigan. The place I now called, home. I loved the beauty of the quaint community. The small shops, the 'mom and pop' feel of the area.
Evelyn Thayer is available as a standalone short story Here and you can find out more about Ronn E. Taylor on his Website
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