All of my publications, workshops, and even song events, listed together in a rather long list that is first summarized in a grid, can be found here.
My published historical fiction is a serial short story called Ann & Anna, posting each Sunday.
Parts 22 (Prequel Concluded), 21 (River), 20 (Into The Night), 19 (Peculiar Gifts), 18 (Mouth of Babes), 17 (Testing), 16 (Power), 15 (Knowledge), 14 (Words), 13 (Interruptions), 12 (Gifts), 11 (Punishment?), 10 (Warmth), 9 (Found), 8 (Lost), 7 (Rock), 6 (Believe), 5 (Naming), 4 (Home), 3 (Trust), 2 (Hope), and 1 (Nightmares) of the series in which two women #escape bondage, have posted on previous Sundays…
A nearly historical practice novel, Hubris and Hemlock, set in the early 1990’s, deals with Black-Jewish conversion and identity, among other empathy-related issues.
Another empathy-building short story (not historical) in line with Project Do Better is But by the Grace…
My current historical fiction WiP, working title Who By Fire (I got side-tracked in March ’21 by Project Do Better…):
I began writing this historical portal fantasy novel in June, 2020, when certain characters would not let me alone, and my ancestors seemed to demand that I write.
My current Work In Progress: Who By Fire: I Will -Book 1
Who by Fire: I Will is a historical fantasy trilogy.
“Forever is a very long time.”
To save his son, a desperate escaped slave must make a choice, but the price is eternally high.
The hero (aka the Protagonist) is an escaped slave, who dreams of buying his wife Lucy’s freedom and moving North with her and their son.
His particular friend is a Free Person of Color, one of the main characters, devoutly Christian, who teaches at night, and dreams of visiting Damascus as part of his Pilgrimage to the Holy Land, before he dies.
Next planned novel:
Working title might be “Concussions and Conversions: a family’s journey from triumph to tragedy in Oklahoma” … based on the story of my gr gr grandfather Wayne Anthony Manzilla, and how his murder affected his wife, mother, siblings and 5 children, down through right to my generation.
I look forward to your thoughts.
1.) Share your thoughts on how this story may encourage empathy-building cooperation, and might help, or hinder, inclusive thinking.
2.) Write a story, post or tweet that uses those thoughts.
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Shira Destinie A. Jones, MPhil, MAT, BSCS