Broken by Angela B. Chrysler
Where it all begins…
Finalist for the 2015 Wishing Shelf Awards
And Death it calls as the stone crow breaks.
Streaks of blood malform its face.
Death becomes its withered eyes
and the shadows whisper, “Lies.”
When William, a young journalist, seeks out Elizabeth, an acclaimed author, in hopes to write her biography, the recluse grants him twenty-four hours to hear her story. What unfolds are a wide range of traumas that teeter on the edge of macabre and psychological thriller.
While toggling the lines of insanity, Elizabeth examines her neglect, rape, abuse, torture, and pedophilia-filled past. The more Elizabeth delves into her psyche, the more William witnesses the multiple mental conditions Elizabeth developed to cope with a life without love, comfort, protection, trust, physical human contact, affection, therapy, or medication.
With the use of existentialism, I wrote Broken in an attempt to philosophically determine what I had become and why. Instead, I found the awareness I needed to seek help. Broken is the road map I took to arrive at “Awareness.”
Join me for “Broken Reflections” where I read Broken and reflect on it on my Podcast/YouTube Channel. More info coming soon…