This is major rework of a website designed to present various creative writing and freelance photography items. It’s a living site that will undergo constant evolution as artistic endeavors ebb and flow. And, there’s always the learning curve associated with my learning how to be use the site editing tool.
That said, I’d like to introduce my “flagship” item, a novel titled “Dark Deception”, available in both hard copy through Amazon and in various e-formats. Please see the site’s About Miroer Arts . . . page for details.
For openers, here’s the “elevator pitch” for Dark Deception:
The text is an emotionally engaging and thought provoking work that centers around a closely-knit trio of women who come to depend on one another as they attempt to live meaningful lives in an authoritarian, faith-based community. The forces their families, friendship, and others in the community exert on the three don’t always work in harmony, and they face limited freedom addressing issues, large and small. The lives of the three and other various characters unfold in a tapestry of emotions and encounters as all attempt to deal with the demands of a community that tolerates no loyal opposition. The book’s characters – both within and outside the faith – meld and collide in a series of encounters that involve family, love, betrayal, and a quest for power and control.
Summer of 2015 has smiled on me with the publication of two free-read short stories.
Please check out http://storgy.com/2015/07/22/lawrence-pratt-blind-faith/ for a free read of “Blind Faith”. FYI – when you read at such free sites, you are supporting creative artists world-wide and their publishers.
Those familiar with the Mormon culture may find the text particularly interesting.
This item has a bit of a history, rooted in an event most people don’t remember or noticed to begin with.
The text is inspired by an incident in Rexburg, Idaho in November 2008, shortly after the 2008 American presidential election, when school children took up a chant of “Assassinate Obama”. As Rexburg is a largely LDS community and home to the Idaho campus of the LDS-owned Brigham Young University, the incident intrigued this former member of the LDS church and became the inspirational seed of the work. Using an array of fictional elements, I extrapolated both forward and backward in time from a fictional Rexburg-like incident to create my short story.
The second story is titled “End of Days”, and uses the science fiction genre to present a solution to current issues ranging from climate change to the recent murder of Cecil the Lion.
Check it out at http://www.anotherealm.com/2015/ar080115.php.
In addition to the writing efforts, I’ve established a small on-line gallery on at a site called Fine Art America.
Please accept my invitation to visit my profile at http://www.fineartamerica.com/profiles/lawrence-pratt.html. More information about specific photo presentations thorough Cafe Press can be found on the About Miroer Arts . . . page.
All images are suitable for all audiences at home or at work with some of the “critter” items geared for the younger set.
If you’re interested in viewing more images of a specific genre – floral, seascape, etc. – or submitting any questions or comments, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. No attachments or links, please.
Lastly, I’m always appreciative of any word-of-mouth or social network advertising regarding the novel and my photography.
Lawrence – just call me Larry – Pratt