The Lost Moments

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The days pass and we live our lives, never fully realizing how we impact the people we care the most about. When does that realization hit us? Will we still have time to say the things we want... before it's too late...? This is a 600 word short story.
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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.

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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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Jamie J. Buchanan reviewed on on Oct. 17, 2012

This is a great little story that could have been schmaltzy, corny or melodramatic - but it avoids all of that through clever succinct writing and an obvious connection with the character. The reverie is heartfelt and genuine, the narrative honest and sincere. Well done.
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David Blake reviewed on on Oct. 6, 2012

Nice, touching short story, which I'm sure most readers will be able to connect with.
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Marcia Carrington reviewed on on March 1, 2012

A short story which manages to make its point beautifully without seeming schmaltzy in any way. I admit the ending brought a tear to my eye, and is well handled by the author.
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Steve Lachey reviewed on on Dec. 18, 2011

This could have been my story. I'm rethinking things.
Didn't seem like a story as much as a biography.
Great writing.
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Andre Farant reviewed on on Dec. 18, 2011

A sweet, well-crafted thank you note to the people who, in most cases, matter most.
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Christopher Riley reviewed on on Dec. 1, 2011

of all your stories, this had me thinkng alot.
Your a great writer but do some longer ones!
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Gareth Parker reviewed on on Nov. 27, 2011

a thinker... your writing is so good :-)
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Lora Keene reviewed on on Nov. 25, 2011

A different type of story that made me think about all my lost moments.
Liked it very much and the writing is very, very good.
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LogosMythos Press reviewed on on Nov. 24, 2011

A sweet short about the most prevalent difficulty of... being simply human!
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Layden McKinney reviewed on on Nov. 24, 2011

Another really good story. I've only reviewed a few authors so far, but I seem to keep coming back to you. I can't wait for you to start writing stories of greater length. But I did see on your site, that all these short ones are for some short story contest. Sure hope you win! I'll keep returning to your site for more. This story made me think of my own mom and dad.
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