The Snow Globes

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Snow globes are beautiful... enchanting... peaceful. A world enclosed unto themselves. But what if... they weren't? What if the scene you see isn't what it seems to be...? What do they really hold? A 579 word short story.
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Words: 690
Language: English
ISBN: 9781465764379
About GlennAndSasha Gabriel

Update Notice: August 2, 2014.

Hello everyone, and thank you for visiting our Authors Page.

Book three of our Amanda Ackers Adventure series novels was published today at last :)

Sasha and I apologize for the delay. We have both had some health issues this past year, so, my writing was put on hold for a good while.

Sasha and I would like to thank all of you for supporting us as new authors.

We published Book One of the series, "Amanda Ackers and The Deep Forest Elves" for FREE on January 3rd, 2012. As of today, August 2, 2014, we have reached over 100,000 downloads! To say we are blown away would be a huge understatement! Book two of the series, which was published on March 28, 2012, has 94 percent of the readers downloading book two. I guess a lot of people really do like the story!

I am currently writing book four of the series, titled: “Amanda Ackers and The Lost Family.”

We have received hundreds of emails over that past year from folks wanting book three out NOW! Thank you for that, and it has helped me keep going. We write our stories just for the fun of it, and have full lives other than writing :)

Several people had requested reading Book Three, prior to its publication. I kept that number to 50, and sent out book three two weeks prior to publishing.

Should anyone like a pre-release version of book four when we get to the editing stage, please let us know.

We are very thankful to you all, for supporting our work, which we do for the enjoyment of it.

Our thanks also, to the many of you who have emailed us with kind comments on our stories and the first two books of our novel series, and those who have requested receiving a pre-release versions. We had never thought of doing a pre-release, but thought it was a great idea! It gave many a chance to read book two and now three of Amanda’s adventures, before we actually published it. Thanks to all of you!

We are most humbled by the response we have received, and thank you from the top, middle and bottom of our hearts!

If anyone would like to correspond with us, please shoot us an email when you get the chance, we would love to hear from you.

Email us at:


Hello and thank you for visiting our page.

My name is Sasha Gabriel, and I would like to take a few moments to say a little about Glenn and myself.

They say that creativity belongs to the young. Well, not always. Young at heart, I’ll buy, but nothing else.

Writing is relatively new for me. I’ve been an avid reader for most of my 60+ years. But writing seemed daunting. How do you write an idea to get over to other people without boring them to death? How do you write conversations that sound like the people who are speaking them?

Once I studied the “how to’s” a bit, and with the encouragement from Glenn, my wonderful husband and best friend, I started writing.

And I love it. So does Glenn.

Writing has opened a door for me that nothing else has – my imagination has soared and I’m absolutely thrilled and thankful, from the bottom of my heart, that others like my writing, as well.

Both Glenn and I have been submitting very, very short stories (no more than 600 word stories) because these are also being entered into a writing contest with that directive.

At the same time, both Glenn and I are writing novels (Glenn’s is awesome!!!! Think the depth of Lord of the Rings with the immediacy of Harry Potter and you’ve got it!).

But I want to share something with you all… Glenn has battled Dyslexia, Dyscalculia and Dysgraphia almost his entire life. That’s a mouthful, for sure, but try living with them on a daily basis!

Even so, Glenn has worked to overcome the more serious side effects and his talent in writing, painting, and all over creativity is nothing short of staggering.

Honestly… I’m running to keep up with him but I’m mostly just out of breath!

So… the bottom line is… we’re all just human with all our challenges and it’s those challenges that make what we create that much better.

Please… If you like to read… then write. If you like to paint… then paint. Pick up that paintbrush and start. For writing, get to your keyboard and begin.

We think you’ll surprise yourself at your talents.
And, again… Thank You all for your kind and generous words of appreciation for our stories!

It means the world to us!


Glenn here.

Just wanted to add that we never thought anyone would even read our work, let alone have downloaded our little stories thousands of times in such a short time.

Because of the kind words from you all, I will continue to write. I have, as Sasha had mentioned, been writing the Amanda Ackers novel series, with Sasha contributing several chapters to each book.

I had only begun writing the novel for fun, for our grandson Logan. I was not going to publish it, just print it out to give to him. However, with all the encouragement I have received via email, from those reading our little short stories, I have decided to publish the first two books of the Amanda Ackers series for FREE. Everyone keeps telling us we need to charge for them, so, should we decide to do so, they will be no more than $0.99 cents in U.S. Dollars :)

My many thanks to all of you, for your continued support.

Please feel free to contact Sasha and I at the following email address. We would love to hear from you, even to just say hi:

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Review by: Marcia Carrington on March 27, 2014 :
This is another of the author's irresistible works, with their trademark subtle humor, and attention to detail in evidence.
(review of free book)

Review by: Layden McKinney on March 05, 2012 :
What a great short story. My wife and I read a lot of stories to our two daughters before bed or on rainy days. It was raining the other day and read this story. Later that evening, our youngest daughter came into the kitchen holding... yes, a snowglobe. She had a serious expression as she said, "Daddy, I think I saw the eyes move on Santa. Do you think he's alright?" I smiled and said, "Oh he's fine honey. That's how he knows whether you're naughty or nice you know." She looked at Santa seated in his sled for a moment, then looked up and with a smile said, "Okay. But I'm putting him in the closet, cause I don't want him to see what I'm going to do tomorrow." Then she skipped off to her room. My wife and I were awake the whole night trying to figure out what she was going to do the next morning. Now, we wonder what she did, since we never found anything. The thing is, she had the biggest smile on her face the following couple of days. It's been driving us nuts!
(review of free book)

Review by: Roberta Beach Jacobson on March 04, 2012 :
Riveting tale.
(review of free book)

Review by: Logan Branjord on Feb. 28, 2012 :
Clever premise. Worth my time :)
(review of free book)

Review by: Dorothy Darrow on Feb. 21, 2012 :
An absorbing and satisfying read. The writing was a little italics-heavy and the flow stunted in a couple of places, but the story itself is good enough to overcome these issues. Loved it.
(review of free book)

Review by: Tom Banks on Dec. 20, 2011 :
Really good story! I have a couple of snow globes and will have to take a closer look at them!
(review of free book)

Review by: Andrina Mars on Dec. 20, 2011 :
Interesting story. Better look in my attic!
(review of free book)

Review by: Steve Lachey on Dec. 18, 2011 :
Another good one but I liked some of your other stories better.
Only thing is, I would like to read something longer.
If you charge for it, I'll pay!
(review of free book)

Review by: Christopher Riley on Dec. 02, 2011 :
Great story telling! Nice job!
(review of free book)

Review by: Tasha Parker on Dec. 01, 2011 :
This was a great story! Would have loved a longer version, to see how it all began and how the... gift was passed from one generation to the next. Well done!
(review of free book)

Review by: Tami Lee on Dec. 01, 2011 :
Glenn I loved this story and have several in my home. I'll have to take a closer look ;-)
(review of free book)

Review by: Vanessa Finaughty on Nov. 27, 2011 :
Entertaining story!
(review of free book)

Review by: Lora Keene on Nov. 25, 2011 :
What a concept! How did you think of this?? Terrific writing and a super, but scary, storyline.
Please keep writing. I loved it!!!!!!!!!
(review of free book)

Review by: M.C. Olmo on Nov. 22, 2011 :
I love Snow Globes, but now I think I'll be a bit apprehensive towards them!
(review of free book)

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