She fell hands down on the ground, head hung low. Her hair swept across her face in a tangle of sweat and despair. For a moment she forgot, for a moment the only sound she heard was of her heartbeat pounding slow but steady.
Silence surrounded her, empty yet somehow taunting, a great yawning beast awakening to take her whole and screaming from this broken place if she didn’t get up and keep moving.
And so she remembered she was built from the flames, dug down and found that flame in the rubble of her past and stood up a warrior on fire.
No more to be broken by fears of the unknown, no more to be knocked down by her own thoughts.
She stood up a warrior of fire and took her world back by storm.
© Tracy Seiden
Excerpt from the book “Stardust and Fire – Tales of a Hopeful Romantic”
About the Author
Tracy Seiden lives in Texas. She works in disaster assistance helping others regain their homes after disasters such as flooding and hurricanes. Her desire is to retire to live in a cabin by the water somewhere, able to look out over the water and write.
Her first book, Stardust and Fire, Tales of a Hopeful Romantic was published in November of 2015 and has received excellent reviews and won the honorable award at Readers Favorite. Tracy’s second book of poems delves deeper into thoughts of love and loss.
Visit Tracy’s Author Page At: www.ctupublishinggroup.com/tracy-seiden.html
Now Available on Kindle: www.amazon.com/Stardust-Fire-Tales-Hopeful-Romantic-ebook/dp/B01N7UK6S6