Ebony Dawn, a Newark, NJ native began writing at an early age. Her love for old black and white movies and music ranging from the classics to doo wop to country western has helped to establish her romantic view of life. 'People are fascinating', she says, 'Especially the characters.' She believes that although our differences may separate us by the way we look or by our individual stations in life the bond that hold us together as human beings is much stronger and more endurable. We all share the same emotions. We laugh, we cry, we love, we hate, we mourn. We all share life and we all have a story to tell.
She has to her credit several children's stories based on the character 'Phoebe the Parakeet'. Readings were presented in NJ and NC. Her plays are entitled 'Dear Daddy' and 'Most Of All, Remember Me'. Her activity poems were published in the Ebony Jr. Magazine. Ebony Dawn's works were featured in the US1's Summer Fiction Issue and she was honored at a wine and cheese reception in Princeton, NJ. Her book, 'Moments' was presented at a book signing in the Town Bookstore in Westfield, NJ. Ebony Dawn headlined on Johnathan Griffin's 'Talking About' on QPTV in Flushing, NY. Her short stories and poetry were featured in a program at AT&T's Guilford Center and at the Guilford County College, Greensboro, NC. 'Moments' will be followed by a second edition featuring more short stories by Ebony Dawn.
Ebony Dawn still lives in New Jersey with her husband, two daughters, three grandchildren, two cats, one parrot and ten parakeets (they just keep breeding!).
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Paperback: 111 pages
Publisher: Bookstand Publishing; 1st edition (December 12, 2006)
Synopsis: Moments by Ebony Dawn is a collection of short stories that explore the human predicament with a little humor, a little drama and a lot of verve. Emotional fragments of love, joy, sorrow, and jealously are peppered into each story, creating a celebration of mind and imagination.
Before the Dawn
I awoke to the sound of 'Earth Wind & Fire' playing loudly in the background. I looked around my bedroom. The things that were so familiar to me were suddenly closing in. I was suffocating. I was dying from boredom.
Beyond The Dream
Spring was definitely in the air, Mona thought as the balmy night engulfed her with its sights and sounds. Her heartbeat quickened as she braced herself in the seat of the taxicab that carried her to a place that both thrilled and frightened her at the same time.
He's gone now, out of our lives. But, somehow, I expect to see him popping up at any moment or to hear the phone ring, knowing it's him on the other end asking to speak with Cori, my fourteen year old daughter.
The all night market is empty except for two shoppers. Lester has a secret. Vivian also has a secret. They meet.
Farewell My Tears
Edna endured the rougher side of marriage, putting up with a vain conceited, selfish man for most of her adult life. Fed up, she decides that its time for her to make a change.
Grief Belongs To Yesterday
I hadn't seen my mother in twenty years. Now she was dead and I was here, having a very difficult time trying to connect my proper emotions.
On My Own
I was young. I was restless. I was ready. But, was I ready to be ' on my own?
And Out Of My Past
As they passed by the man touched my arm and said, 'Thank you.' It wasn't what he said, but the sound of his voice that made me look at him. His face, his eyes held me captive. I kept looking at him. I couldn't seem to stop myself.
Today I'm Singing The Blues
'Yesterday at this time I sang a love song, but today, I'm singing the Blues '' Suddenly, as if for the first time, Verna heard the singers' words. The spinning record droned loudly in her ears, each note echoing her pain.