Silence Is Broken by Yvonne Mikell
I cannot see. I have been straining my eyes, trying to dissect the darkness in the hopes of discovering a slither of light. I have not found any. I cannot move, not even shift my posterior in this hard rock chair. I am covered in rope from my neck down to my feet. I am not simply tied down, I am hog-tied! My neck and feet seem to be connected by a single rope. Every time I move the line tightens and digs into my skin, burning like the dickens. My neck feels as if it is going to snap. My knees feel as if they are about to pop out of their sockets. Screaming for help only brings about more pain, my tongue lies against the driest of cloths.
I guess I should be thankful for what I do get, two meals and two glasses of water a day. Let me stop lying to myself, I am not thankful. I am in this chair all day long. I am forced to relieve myself right where I sit, downright embarrassing. They have not told me what this is about. They don’t say anything. They just shove spoonful after spoonful of food in my mouth. I have no idea of the time or the day, the last day I remember was October 10th.
The door opens. With it comes the coolest of breezes, the temperature must be in the 40s. Winter will be here soon. I am cold because they have taken all of my clothes. They have stripped me bare including my shoes and socks. I do not smell any food, what I do smell is cologne, very loud and pungent cologne. Do not know anyone who wears that fragrance. Not sure of who they are, they are not one of the regulars. It is someone new. New can be a good thing, maybe I can get some answers. Who am I kidding, new is not good at all. New means a change has arrived or is on the way real soon.
“What do you want with me?”
“Personally I don’t want anything from you. The people who hired me, they want something.”
“They want what? Why am I here?”
“You are here because they want to remind you of all the dirty deeds you have done.”
“This does not sound good at all.”
“No it does not.”
The story of Kiera Smith-- http://youtu.be/p43wiDL3XAo
Character Name: Xavier Davidson
Character Bio: Antagonist, Khloe’s boyfriend, also a young professional in his mid 20s, President of Aidltaim Entertainment, African American-French European descent.
Describe yourself what is your worst and best quality?
I am not sure what my best quality is, before Khloe I had no good qualities. I guess you could say I have good business sense. My worst qualities is purposely making others leery of me. You do not want to make an enemy of me.
What is the one thing you wish other people knew about you?
That I hate being my father’s ambassador.
What is your biggest secret something no one knows about?
That I kill people.
What are you most afraid of?
That Khloe will leave me.
What do you want more than anything?
To have Khloe love me despite my faults.
What is your relationship status?
Single, but soon to be tied to the ball and chain.
How would you describe your sense of fashion?
I must have the best, top of the line if I am to represent Julius Davidson.
How much of a rebel are you?
Rebellion was my middle name.
What do you considered to be your greatest achievement?
Making it on my own without Julius’ help.
What is your idea of happiness?
Having someone love me for me.
What is your current state of mind?
I am under pressure. I am on the verge of turning over a new leaf but someone is pushing my buttons. I can’t let them slide either, the urge to expose their secret is quite overwhelming.
What is your most treasured possession?
Khloe. I have quite a few toys, but none of them make me happy as much as she does.
What is your most marked characteristic?
What is it that you, most dislike?
People who covet what others have.
Which living person do you, most despise?
Julius Davidson, Kiera comes a close second followed by Madame Marie Colette.
What is your greatest regret?
Introducing Kiera to my father.
What is the quality you most like in a man?
Being a man of your word.
What is the quality you most like in a woman?
I like a woman who conducts herself like a lady at all times.
Who is your favorite hero in fiction?
I don’t have time to read a book.
Which living person do you most admire?
God, he has not failed me yet.
If you could change one thing about yourself what would it be?
I wish I did not look for my father’s approval.
What is your motto?
Do as I say and you will have no problems.
I began my writing career five years ago by accident. My young son was sick and I could no longer work full-time as a nurse. He needed me. It was during this time that God sat me down and showed me the path that was destiny. I was destined to be a writer. In five years I wrote five novels.
Two have already been published, Getting Roosevelt–a homeowner’s nightmare and Silence Is Broken.
My son is much better now, Praise God, and I have a new career. When I am not spending time with him I like to crochet and sketch, and trying new recipes.
My stories focus on life in Philadelphia. They are fiction based loosely on fact. Philadelphia is a major city with a suburban feel. However, the lifestyle of its citizens can rival New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. Intrigue and suspense coupled with mystery are the genres I write.
In addition to writing fiction, I write for the online magazine Examiner.com. My focal point is Autism/ Special Needs Children, Frugal Living, and the Philadelphia Family. I also host the book review site called Olivia’s Cup of Tea as well as the opinion paper Expression of Views.