Rose petals are my lasting memory of my parents. Like tears, they floated aimlessly down onto the headstone of their grave. Their smell wavered slightly as the wind blew them effortlessly about.
I’d missed my parent’s funeral, they were gone and I would never see them again. Never hear my mother’s laugh or my father clearing his throat to get my attention. Nothing would ever be the same again. No one would ever know me and love me the way they had, no one would hold me when I was sick or care for me as if I was still a child. Alone and lonely I stood trying to feel their presence here, but I felt nothing except the dull ache of loss.
Sue Mydliak was born in Flint, Michigan. Came to Illinois when she was a little girl and graduated from Downers Grove South. It wasn't until the book Twilight came out did she develop her interest in writing. It was then in 2011, that her first book, Birthright, was published and made best seller the first week it was out. This lead her to make Birthright into a Trilogy. She has written two other books, Night Games and an anniversary book, Forever, which is Birthright's story, but whose story line is different and geared more for adults. She is currently writing two other books, Eternal and Secrets and has finished illustrating a new children's book, JellyBean Turns Three (see her Children's book website, http://susiebbooks.strikingly.com/)