The Watchman

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For a man in a hurry, H.H. Herbert hated anything that would slow him down. His life was planned to the minute. But one ordinary day, his life would change in a way he had not – could not – have foretold. This is a 600 word short story.
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Words: 700
Language: English
ISBN: 9781465982568
About GlennAndSasha Gabriel

Update Notice: July 14, 2016.

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

Sasha and I apologize for the delay of book four of our Amanda Ackers series. We have both had some health issues, so, my writing is on hold for a while.

We are very thankful to you all, for supporting our work, which we do for the enjoyment as new authors.

Our thanks also, to the many of you who have emailed us with kind comments on our stories and the first three books of our novel series, and those who have requested receiving a pre-release version. 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 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 written and published very, very short stories (no more than 600 word stories) because these were also 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. For writing, get to your keyboard and begin. If you don’t know how start, or where to find ideas for a story or chapter, please contact Glenn. He has helped over 30 people to date get started, and published, and does it for FREE.

We think you’ll surprise yourself at your talents if you just give writing a try.
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 now over 300,000 times.

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 now have 21 other novels started.

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 Amanda Ackers series for FREE here on The series is also in print on and, but of course, being in print, I have to charge for them.
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 Jan. 17, 2014 :
This is a great short story, with an ending that leaves the reader satisfied, but also unsettled in a quietly eerie manner. A poised and well-judged piece of flash fiction.
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Review by: Layden McKinney on March 05, 2012 :
A very well written short story. Liked this one a lot, but I think the Mirror is still my favorite of yours.
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Review by: T. A. Staver on Jan. 28, 2012 :
I liked it! Short and to the point, no wasted words.
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Review by: Dr BIST on Jan. 28, 2012 :
A well written (very) short story.
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Review by: Richard Tabaka on Jan. 18, 2012 :
Well written. One of the best Short shorts of seen in many years.
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Review by: Steve Lachey on Dec. 17, 2011 :
For a short story, it had everything. Plot was interesting, and I couldn't put it down until I read the last word - then had to read it again.
Your characters came to life for me.I saw it all happening. Needless to say, I'm going to read them all now.
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Review by: Christopher Riley on Dec. 01, 2011 :
This is a great story but agan how come its so short? Please write some long ones. Your a great writer!
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Review by: Tami Lee on Dec. 01, 2011 :
Loved this story! Very well written!
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Review by: Tasha Parker on Dec. 01, 2011 :
Terrific story Sasha! Very well done!
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Review by: Vanessa Finaughty on Nov. 27, 2011 :
Great story, and I really like the cover too.
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Review by: Lora Keene on Nov. 25, 2011 :
Now this is a masterful story! So... how did you get the anagram done so well? That took a bit of work!
The writing is great and my fave of your stories, so far!
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Review by: Tom Banks on Nov. 23, 2011 :
Great Read! Kept my interest all the way through. Just found your Authors Page. You can bet I'll be looking at all your other work as well!
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Review by: Andrina Mars on Nov. 17, 2011 :
While I really liked the Magic Bag and The Mirror (my second favorite), this one is my favorite of the three!
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Review by: Fenris Fenrir on Nov. 17, 2011 :
Very interesting! I really like stories with endings that leave things open a little... so we can guess for ourselves what happens next and this book is one of them. Great!
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Review by: Robin Gilbert on Nov. 15, 2011 :
A brilliant little tale, evocative and thought provoking. A short, sharp punch to the mind that leaves you wishing there was more back story... yet happy to go about your day imagining a back story all of your own.
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