My first official publication to launch was a short story entitled “The Locket”. It appeared at The Scarlet Leaf Review back in March of this year. I took a lot of risks with this story and was happy with the end result. I was thrilled the day it got picked up because this was the first story I wanted to share.
It is about a teenage girl who receives a mysterious recording for her birthday from her presumed deceased father. The recording takes her on a journey and down memory lane and eventually to a place where she must make a decision.
I’ve provided the link here in hopes of promoting my story as well as this great online magazine that took a chance on me.
The Locket – Published @ The Scarlet Leaf Review, March 2017
My name is Brooke Reynolds and I am from Pennsylvania but currently reside in Charlotte, North Carolina. I’m a veterinarian by day and a writer by night. This site will be dedicated to my writing where I will post links to publications and to provide an easier platform to access my stories.
I write fiction. I typically write in the horror, neo-noir, or transgressive satire genres. I originally started writing as a hobby/nice break from the stress of my day job. In July of 2016, I decided to take my writing seriously after I met a personal hero of mine at a book signing…Mr. Chuck Palahniuk. Not enough wonderful things can be said about that man.
He gave me the motivation I needed. So I found a local writing club, signed up for a critique group, joined a few websites, and took a few classes through Litreactor. I figured I’d give myself 3-5 years of studying writing and if I didn’t publish during that time, then writing would remain just a hobby. It’s been a year and I have a few publications under my belt so I thought it was time to create a website. I have several more upcoming publications and am currently in the process of writing what will be my first novel.
I hope you enjoy what I have to offer and above all else, thank you for reading my work.