Out of the Box


August 2014

Last edited

December 2017


Aliyah, a gifted escapee thirsting for freedom, will go to any length to avoid being thrust back in captivity by the mysterious organization relentlessly trailing her.

How it came about

As I tend to do, this was written based on where I lived at the time, a small town in northern France. The idea– well, frankly I can’t really recall, but this one was a bit more abstract. So abstract in fact the protagonist didn’t have a name! I had to compromise though, as I didn’t think I could convey the most important aspect of this if readers were confused about who was doing what. Maybe one day I will edit it back without a name once I feel my skills are adequate.


Screencraft Cinematic Short Story 2017

I was (and still am) so very happy, glad, overjoyed, and yes, proud, to have made it that far out of 1,400+ stories. I feel accomplished to have had this level of validation. 😊