Saturday, July 19, 2014

Paranormal Romance story

I have a short story in Grayhaven's anthology series, The Gathering: Paranormal Romance.
"State of Mind" is about two angels who can never be together (kinda like Wings Of Desire). Simona Binni illustrated it and Marcello Iozzoli did the gray tones.

Years ago, I had a Myspace (didn't we all?) And I put together collages of things that interested me like photography and movies. I pasted together these images of subways...and the black & white photo of an angel talking to a man in a trench coat caught my eye. It appears they are standing at a stairway to heaven, talking about their complicated relationship. At least that's what it looks like to me.

So that small inspiration stayed with me for a long time (approx seven years).

When I finally got a chance to write it, I sent Simona other photo references to get the setting just right. The final result was right on the money.

 You can see a preview of it on my personal tumblr page, GiulieTruly.