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  • Writer's pictureGrace A. Johnson

Introducing Cursed (Imagine Launch Tour)

T-minus FOUR DAYS, y'all. Only FOUR before you get the chance to read tons of fantabulous short stories and poems, all by young writers! I know four days may seem like a while if you, like me, have been waiting nearly two months for Imagine, but GUESS WHAT. I have something to tide you over! Some fun graphics AND a sneak peek of my short story, Cursed!

Y'all probably won't remember, but last year, I did a weekly post all about the meaning and origin of certain names - and one of those was Arleth. That week, I hinted at a fantasy project that I was working on...and that fantasy project is Cursed.

Well, not entirely. The project is comprised of, like, nine novels, I think...and Cursed is only the prequel short story...but it is all I've got to show y'all right now, so it counts!

Anyway, I've designed some graphics that capture the aesthetic of Arleth's story (at least, in my opinion *wink*) that I wanted to share! (Please note that the photos in the second graphic were found on Pinterest.)

Now, for that sneak peek!


They’re calling for a sacrifice.

It’s impossible not to hear their riotous shouts, streaming from the marketplace through the village highways and byways, into the once peaceful vineyards. Every word, some tinged with fear and others mired in anger, is a powerful force that quakes the ground and rents the air. Even a day as beautiful as today, as bright and winsome and glorious as ever, is like a dark shadow lurking over our lives.

They want a pure heart to stave off the impurity clawing at our lands. They want an innocent to appease the evil one.


Y'all can probably guess what happens next...but there's a twist at the end that makes way for the first novel! I actually have this outrageous aspiration of seeing this series published by Enclave...but we'll see how it goes!

Now, for more about Imagine!


It’s time to imagine…


Such a small word for such a huge impact it has. Every great story begins here—at that moment after the idea but before the story is completed. The spark. The vision. The idea that will expand into a story that clings to readers’ hearts for a lifetime. An author’s story is limited only by his imagination, and how far he is willing to go to breathe life into characters. To build the foundations of another world. To see the struggles and envision the victories. To search for the magic burning in the darkness.

Teen Writers’ Nook presents a collection of short stories and poems from talented young authors that will take you beyond the boundaries of your mind. From snarky protagonists to the tear-jerking sacrifice. From mystical fantasy worlds to indescribable sci-fi stories. Thrilling adventures, daring choices, inspiring messages, heartfelt romances, and everything beyond. Maybe—just maybe—these tales will have you journey past reality and to the depths of your

imagination. Will you take the risk and embark through the pages of this book?

Featuring work from Alaine Darkwood, Alexa Peterson, Allie Jo Andersen, Chloe B. Christensen, Faith Elizabeth, Grace A. Johnson, Grey S. Park, Linyang Zhang, Lissa Johnson, Lorelei Angelino, Penelope Rugan, Selah Sigmon, Victoria Crooks, and V. L. Smith!

Preorder your copy today!!! Right now, the Kindle copy is available for preorder on Amazon, and the paperback will be coming soon!!!

And don't forget to follow the tour for more fun goodies!

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