JULIE LYNN HAYES
ON THE RELEASE OF SHORT STORY
(also part of LOVE, LOSS, LAUGHTER & LUST: A Wayward Ink Publishing Anthology)
Wanted: one prince, ball optional…
“DAD! Dad! Look what I just found in the attic! Aren’t they just so kicky?”
The voice that broke into my perusal of the evening paper was, of course, the familiar voice of my daughter, Amber. As usual, excitement was contained in its contralto tones. Lord knows what she might have found up there. That wasn’t a part of the house I graced with my presence on any sort of regular basis. Or ever. Nothing up there but memories. And at my time of life, that wasn’t necessarily a good thing. But at the advanced age of sixteen, Amber had a fondness for those things she considered to be retro—which meant anything that dated from my youth was, by process of elimination, as ancient as I was, and therefore automatically of great interest to her. Like having one’s own personal antique shop.
I glanced up idly from an announcement in the Entertainment section. The Rolling Stones were coming in concert—hadn’t they retired yet? Surely it wasn’t a money thing. I wondered what Amber had found now. Last time, if I remembered correctly, it was an old Coca-Cola hanging lamp. She’d pounced upon it and pronounced it hers, cleaned it up and hung it in a corner of her room, just above her favorite black light poster. Not that I cared, or had any designs on it. If I had, it wouldn’t have been buried in the attic. It was probably another such long-forgotten relic of my youth, no doubt…
…but what I saw made my jaw drop, and my eyes grow wide.
Contained within my daughter’s excited clutches was a simple pair of shoes—to be precise, a pair of pink high heels.
But oh the memories that those shoes brought back to me….
Julie Lynn Hayes was reading at the age of two, writing by the age of nine, and always wanted to be a writer when she grew up. Two marriages, five children, and more than forty years later, that is still her dream. She blames her younger daughters for introducing her to yaoi and the world of M/M love, a world which has captured her imagination and her heart and fueled her writing in ways she’d never dreamed of before. She especially loves stories of two men finding true love and happiness in one another’s arms and is a great believer in the happily ever after.She lives in St. Louis with her daughter Sarah and two cats, loves books and movies, and hopes to be a world traveler some day. She enjoys crafts, such as crocheting and cross stitch, knitting and needlepoint, and loves to cook. While working a temporary day job, she continues to write her books and stories and reviews, which she posts in various places on the internet.Her family thinks she is a bit off, but she doesn’t mind. Marching to the beat of one’s own drummer is a good thing, after all. Her published works can be found at Dreamspinner Press, Amber Quill Press, MuseitUp Publishing, Torquere Press, and eXtasy Books, and coming soon to Wayward Ink Publishing and Prizm Publishing. She has also begun to self-publish and is an editor at MuseitUp.
You can find Julie Lynn Hayes at:
- Website: http://julielynnhayes.blogspot.com
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Twitter: @Shelley_runyon
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/julie.l.hayes.7
- My Goodreads:http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3442231.Julie_Lynn_Hayes