‘What in heaven’s name are you screaming about?’

My dad asked harshly, his eyes going a shade darker, turning blue, then white and finally yellow.

Is my father an enemy? I thought sadly as my insides itched with desperation. I’m consumed with grief, and my days were at an end. I called to Hades but he refused my plea for death.

‘Can’t help you young lady, I am under strict instruction to let you be,’ he said with a certain amount of pity. First time I’d seen him shown any feelings for me.  You see, I had to work with him, since I’ve realised how important, he was to my job.

I bet you don’t know what I’m rambling about but I guess you’ll have to wait a while for Seyi Sandra to tell my story, but I do need help, I don’t want to stay hidden forever…

Seyi  Sandra is playing with my fate, say, can you help?


Hey dear friends, how are you? I’m terribly busy and out of the blues, I remembered ‘TIME’ the story I whipped up ages ago about a nineteen year old girl fighting against an invisible enemy. Now, I’m at a cross road, I’ve got the gut feeling to self-publish ‘TIME’ as a short story but ArrowGate  (my publisher) is interested in publishing it as a full length novel, (I’m gonna write it first, I’ve written a couple of thousand words now) and not a short story. I have another novel coming out in a couple of months. What should I do?

Here’s a recap of the first draft of the story here:

By the way, I own the rights to that IMAGE and I did the cover myself while playing around with Photoshop.

What think ye?

Much love, always!

Your friend,

Seyi Sandra David. 🙂

44 comments on “Help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  1. I am more of a novel reader than a short story reader – I look at short stories as something I will read on blogs (to get me more interested in an author). Just my opinion though

    • Seyi sandra says:

      Thanks for that Pamela, like my husband would say, ‘why the hurry!’ I guess I’ll go with my publisher’s idea. Enjoy the rest of your day!

  2. Susan Finlay says:

    If you have the time, think you can turn it into a full-length novel, and make it the way you want, you should. The publisher obviously thinks it has potential.

  3. Sharifah says:

    I like the cover, especially the hues or shades of the hair; fits in with the mysterious feeling of the theme.

  4. Ben Naga says:

    “What should I do?”

    Before going to sleep tonight ask yourself this question, requesting an answer. If this needs to be repeated for two or more nights so be it. “You” knows the right answer, and will let you know if you give yourself the opportunity.

  5. Jueseppi B. says:

    Reblogged this on The ObamaCrat.Com™ and commented:
    Time by Seyi Sandra David,

  6. Alastair says:

    I thought I recognised it as I went through to read it. I think it would make a better novel than short story. You are great with the paranormal 🙂

    • Seyi sandra says:

      Thanks Alastair! The novel would take longer, but I guess it would be worth it!

      • Alastair says:

        It would. The other alternative (not being an author myself, but wanting to give it a go) is to write the ending, and as you are writing the story, see where it would go to the ending so you can tell if you can make it a short story keeping everything intact, or if it would indeed be better for descriptive purposes and flow to make a novel.

        I hope that makes some sense

      • Seyi sandra says:

        It does, the thing is, I write like Jeffrey Archer, the story just flows… It’s as if there’s something other than me writing the story. It’s crazy but it’s true. I’ve had drafts and stuffs like that before but at the end I have a brand new story, weird isn’t it?
        But I think your method is kind of innovative and interesting, might give it a go!

      • Alastair says:

        When I used to Role-play (no, not that kind dirty girl haha) just kidding .. when I used to play Dungeons & Dragons, I was the “Dungeon Master” I was the one running the game. The games were always my own design, and I would see from one week to the next how it would go. I would have an idea on the bad guy at the end, and then just let it go. In essence, the players wrote the story.

        I have had an idea for a story for years. Just one bit of it. It has always stuck in my mind, I can see it so clearly, even the background, what is around, what the characters are wearing, what their faces look like their reactions to this event; the fear, the surprise, the horror, the shock, everything. But it is a part that is in the middle of a book, Or … a cliffhanger to over more than one

      • Seyi sandra says:

        I know what you mean, when you have a story stuck to you like second skin, it would always be there – and when you’re ready to roll, the words would simply spill out like a tidal wave and then you can write and write and write!
        Do write that story Alastair, I’ll love to read it.

      • Alastair says:

        Now that I have the bug for writing, and I will be writing Raynard’s complete story, I will do it 🙂 I think my writing has improved a huge amount in the last 6 months. Or that could just be me being conceited

  7. RoSy says:

    Being selfish – I say short story. But – really – I say go with your gut feeling.
    Nice cover – by the way!

  8. fikayo says:

    I love short stories so I can selfishly say short story but with the way you explained your writing process, I can only say let the story decide for you. All the best with what ever you come up with. Waiting to read it.

  9. I say write the book. If there is someone wiling to publish it should be written.

  10. freddiejay says:

    I’m with your publisher this character could be like an onion, as you peel one layer there’s another and another and another……….etc. However , I say follow the heart and don’t rush!

    • Seyi sandra says:

      I’ve decided to write the full length book, and like you said, the character has a lot to offer in a full length fiction rather than a short one! Thanks for your comment and visit Freddie!

      • freddiejay says:

        It’s always a pleasure to read someone who has command of her craft! Your writing takes me to another place and I always enjoy the trip!

  11. utesmile says:

    I ove short stories, so I would say short story and you can then do the other novel too. It is up to you though an dhow you are with inspiration and time! Enjoy writing!

  12. StetotheJ says:

    Love the cover, more words from you is always what we want, so great idea to expand to a full novel.

  13. daniellajoe says:

    Very beautiful pic!!! Go with your gut feeling 🙂

  14. I think the cover is just great 🙂 I believe your publishers know that the story has great potential of becoming a full length story so go for it gal

  15. festivalking says:

    I have every confidence in God first and then in you that you will do a fantastic job on your novel.


  16. I would say go for the novel, rather than the short story. There is more potential there as a project and it would be great to add to your portfolio another book. I LOVE the cover!

  17. ledrakenoir says:

    Wonderful cover – excellent work, my friend… 🙂

  18. Uzoma says:

    Oh my! I love, love, love the cover art, sis! It’s eye-catching and evokes story or two at first glance. I think your publisher is right. But then, it all depends on you. You are a natural story-teller so that should come easy for you…well, that’s the way I look at it. I miss reading your blog 🙂

    • Seyi sandra says:

      Thanks for your kind comment, I’ll write the full length novel, I guess it’s better that way! Thanks for stopping by, can’t wait to read your stories!!

  19. Anne Chia says:

    Hi Seyi. Just the bit here sounds pretty exciting! Can’t wait to read the full length story.

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