Excerpts by Emma Palova

I have named my book marketing campaign Storyteller 2017 because of all the big changes that are taking place this year.

Excerpts by Emma Palova from Shifting Sands Short Stories, June 30, 2017

The 13 stories in Shifting Sands Short Stories are divided thematically and chronologically into three circles: early immigration years, retail and news business.

The first immigration circle includes the following stories: Danillo, the Temptation of Martin Duggan and Honey Azrael.

About the impermanence of characters


Excerpts by Emma Palova from Shifting Sands Short Stories

The first immigration circle includes the following stories: Danillo, the Temptation of Martin Duggan and Honey Azrael.

About the impermanence of characters

The characters are transient living in between their old countries and the new world. As such, they embody impermanence as they struggle under the burden of immigration.

Here is an excerpt from Danillo:

“He came with the warm southern winds, and the birds. On the first spring day, Danillo was 23. Young and strong, with a body designed to love. It was a body pure and perfectly cut for any woman. The skin covering his muscles was tight. The color of Danillo’s skin was the color of the sand that he was standing in.
He was half dreaming, subconsciously perceiving the light spring wind. From the vantage point, Danillo could see the green water coming in and out of the small bay. Each wave washed away some sand from underneath his feet, like small grains slipping away from his brief life. He felt cold and the chill surprised him. Danillo was counting the endless waves, as well as his years.
This was his third birthday Up North, as he learned to call it from the locals.
He never quite understood the expression Up North. Every spring, he came to the beach to watch the winter birds arrive from the South.

Danillo couldn’t assimilate into living a new life far from his family, and in the cold winters of the north. At first, Danillo didn’t even want to buy a coat, boots or a hat.
“You’re gonna be cold, man,” said a worker at the apple farm last October while they were picking apples before winter came.
Old Jose encourage Danillo to buy winter clothes.
“I don’t need a coat,” he said defiantly. “I might go back home, it’s warm down there.”
“No, you won’t,” said old Jose. “You have good life here. It’s cold but life is good.”
Danillo spent the first years comparing everything to his homeland three thousand miles down south; the food was better there, it had more spice, more color, and the women were better.
“They have better food down south,” said Danillo.
“I know,” Jose nodded his head, “and better women. I use to think that too.”

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About emmapalova

Emma Palova, born in Czech Republic, is an author, a writer, a screenwriter, a journalist, a photographer, a designer and the founder of Emma Blogs, LLC, based in Lowell, Michigan. Currently, she is working on her memoir "Greenwich Meridian" which she intends to turn into a screenplay. Palova started her blog EW Emma's Writings at http://emmaplova.com in support of the publication of her memoir in January, 2013. The blog has grown into a passion and a company that designs blogs for other people under the umbrella of Emma Blogs. Palova is a prolific online publisher open to new ideas and to new horizons. A natural innovator, Palova loves to create progressive brands into the future. Check out her inspirational post "Desert epiphany" and the authors page on About_me and on Facebook. I am looking forward to seeing you around the greater Grand Rapids area and on my blog. I am seeking an agent or a publisher for the memoir that I intend to publish for my mom Ella's 80 birthday on Aug. 23. I celebrated my fourth anniversary on the WordPress publishing platform on Jan. 15th, 2017 with more than 1,000 followers and 500 plus posts. Love always, Emma

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