Kira, Jack of Writing Trades (Featured Writer- 12018/11/29)

Kira

Kira is a teacher, freelance translator/editor, and a writer. She blogs about mental health, travel, video games, hilarious teaching situations, and writes short stories and flash fiction. 

Kira is the type of person who’s name everyone should know. While she fashions herself as a Jack of Writing Trades, the best description is a modern day all around awesome person.

Now you might say, “Alexander- You don’t personally know this person at all.. How on Earth would you even manage to claim they’re awesome?” Well, I’ll have you know that I have had plenty of time to stalk researched this particular writer and found her to be of exemplary character.

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She went to the Golden Temple and managed to get a photo like this!

To start, Kira is a school teacher with the mission of teaching kids to be the best they can be. That alone deserves admiration. Often she writes about mental health in an enjoyably uplifting manner. But on top of it all she writes fiction and she writes it well, and she even has a section of her website entirely in French, which as a linguist I think is pretty cool.

Her travels have brought her around the world and she has an amazing collection of photos to prove it. These experiences have done more than teach her how to speak in multiple tongues, as she credits them as a large contribution to overcoming her anxiety and depression.

She has also won brownie points from both Moose and Me for being an avid Pokemon and Kingdom Hearts fan.

I’m not joking she is currently developing an entire section of her website dedicated to gaming. I’m honestly jealous.

Kira reached out to me with a copy of a chapter of one of her short stories titled Escape the Game, which is an ongoing project of hers.
But enough of what I have to say- Let’s read some of her work!

*I do not own any rights to any story or to any creative license to any work by Kira Writes. This is a featured post that I do not claim to own nor have I altered the text contained in any way except to format it to my website. All images and texts you see are from Kira herself, at her own website with my understanding as to her permission to use them. Consider this statement a void of the Creative Commons to this page on this website.*

Resonance

I was here,

and there.

I was watching. I was listening. I was smelling, tasting, touching, feeling everything through them. I could feel their fear, their ragged breaths, the sweat on their bodies, and their hearts, pumping more fear into their veins. I could experience their surprise, their confusion, how lost they all felt. Very few of them knew each other, and even fewer expected this to happen.

I was in multiple places at once, experiencing different realities, different outcomes. A lot of them were tragic, a few of them were interesting, and two of them were happy endings.

I knew how to get out of this room. Thoughts started flooding my mind. If I wasn’t careful, I would lose myself in the multiple realities I could see.

But I knew the tricks. I knew about the poker chips, in the aquarium, how the numbers on them could help open a lock. Players could then open the small compartment under the aquarium, in which they would find postcards and envelopes, with which they could calculate another code, start determining who the person who locked them in was and why, but also open a roll top desk near the door and find a book (was the title interesting? I couldn’t remember THAT) in which you would find a key, and the key opened a small briefcase in one of the bookshelves. They would find a contraption with a password to put in, and a riddle.

Find the right password, take the key, escape.

I knew this was a very simple test. If they couldn’t get out of here, others would take their place.

I knew the water wouldn’t stop flowing into the room until they came out of it.

I knew all that, and so much more, but it was impossible for me to influence anything in this game.

I needed them to start looking, now. I needed them to get out, on their own. I needed to be a simple observer.

Of course, this was not his plan. He was stuck in the room, as well as the others. He was scared, as well as the others. The only difference was that he had sensed me there.

“Care to give me a hand? I won’t tell.”

He smiled softly, and a shiver went down my spine. My turn to be terrified. He knew this was against the rules. He knew there would (could?) be consequences.

He hadn’t spoken a word, but his message was crawling its way into my brain, trying to make me change my mind.

He was creating another set of endings.

 

*I do not own any rights to any story or to any creative license to any work by Kira Writes. This is a featured post that I do not claim to own nor have I altered the text contained in any way except to format it to my website. All images and texts you see are from Kira herself, at her own website with my understanding as to her permission to use them. Consider this statement a void of the Creative Commons to this page on this website.*

If you want to read more of Kira’s wonderful work, I suggest you visit her website here. You can follow her on facebook here, and on instagram here. If you are in need of help in your personal life or with editing, you can hire her services here. She also offers translation services between the four languages she can speak. I highly recommend you check out her work as she is a charming and diversely skilled individual.

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-ABK
If you would like to be featured please contact me here via messenger. It is absolutely free and I do not monetize the posts in any way. My goal is to share as many wonderful writers as possible to help all of us grow together. All you need to do is share your work with me, I will format it into a post, and give you a shout-out in my biweekly YouTube video.

If you liked what you saw here today, feel free to check out my previous Featured writers here, and you can take a look at my growing collection of short stories here. If you think that Kira deserves the merit, share this post and/or her web page and help her grow!

But above all: keep reading, and keep writing, my friends!

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