Short Story Up

Here’s half of the Woah!! News:

My 5,000 word short story, Screaming Hills, has been published by, Z Publishing House, in their America’s Emerging Literary Fiction Writers: Northeast Region, 2019. This is a continuation of the first chapter, which was originally published by Z Publishing House in 2018. This short story is about the reality of every day life and struggles of small town America. Especially the mill town regions of the North East. The story is fiction, but may feel like non-fiction as it contains content concerning drug use, alcohol abuse, depression and anxiety; along with the failed economic structures of these towns. However, the story also drives toward hope and determination to succeed while pushing through the fog, toward personal development and happiness.

I do dive into philosophy and where ideals intersects with humanity. The writing is edgy. I’m surprised and massively thankful they accepted this piece.

My short story is within the “America’s Emerging Literary Fiction Writers: Northeast Region” via the link below.

http://www.zpublishinghouse.com?rfsn=2669705.c7990a

If you enjoy my writing, consider reading this story. It’s possibly only the beginning, of the beginning.

I am beyond excited-

Cheers everyone!

Matt

 

Beautiful Maine – New England

Maine is gorgeous. Maine is large. If you think the world is small, I invite you to drop yourself off, deep in the woods Up North, and wait for nightfall.

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Moosehead region. First Roach.

 

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New England wears many faces. Churning toughness into each of us without our permission, but with our blessing. Photo taken in Southern Maine.
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Let’s hope this stays unchanged. Photo taken just beyond Kokadjo.
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Drawn to the beaten. Even this. Southern Maine.
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Down East. Machias. A funny thing, how an approaching storm calms.
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Is that a road? Might be. Or, you’ll walk to it and find it’s nothing at all. Moosehead region. Let’s find a store.
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Every time I pass this old store I become happy. The beginning of the beginning is happening. You know where this is.
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Although, you can’t get there from here.
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Certainly though, you can get here from there. -You know where this is!
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Down East again. How many coastal towns look much like this? It is said this town sees the morning sun first. Google. Ready to go home?
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Maybe not to you. But, this is a home.
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And this. The so called, ‘March Blizzard of 2017.’ Southern Maine.
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And really here now is home. As my son realizes he’s not alone.

I’m drawn to the toughness of Maine. Both in its natural state and within its industrial towns that have been slightly forgotten. Much like my home town of Turner’s Falls in Western, MA. (Gill actually.) I love these towns. I’m proud of them. I see potential even in the crumbling buildings. But let us not pretend that Maine isn’t a snow globe. Because it really is. My Western, MA friends- I owe you one of these articles. It’s coming.

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All photo’s taken by me. I’m no photographer. I just point and click at things.

Ps, I wrote a short story. That story became self published, thanks to my wife Megan. If interested you can read reviews or read the story via the amazon link below.  Cheers.