The Window

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The room was simple. The window small. The view just ordinary... until you look closer. You cannot look away as the view becomes one of horror. It changes for each person who gazes into its depths. What would you see? 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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Reviews of The Window by GlennAndSasha Gabriel

Brendon Lewis reviewed on April 9, 2013

If someone reads your work for once, it feels like just not stopping.
Same with this one.
Thought provoking.
Very nice :)
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Selena Faith reviewed on Oct. 26, 2012

Loved it!
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David Blake reviewed on Oct. 6, 2012

I suppose if a story has to be limited to 700 words or whatever, then this is a decent enough tale. There's some good characterisation, the pacing is right and the text is light, with plenty of good touches (I particularly liked the line 'The only thing about nature that I like is the lavender in my shampoo'). As others have said, it does squeeze a lot into its meagre length.

But the supernatural element of the story just sort of 'happens' and the reader has to accept it. There's no foreshadowing, no hint as to why it occurs, not even (it seems) any attempt by the storyteller to find out if the window has ever been looked through by other people staying in the room.

A short, fun read, but it could have been more satisfying with more depth.
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Larry Berkman reviewed on April 26, 2012

A good story, written very well, that delivers a superb punch at the end. My only question/comment is that I did not get the ending. I don't mean to give the ending away, but I think the authors need to go a little more in-depth as to why this room has this mysterious window in the first place. Is it literal? Imagined? Metaphysical? Other than that, good story!
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Marcia Carrington reviewed on April 21, 2012

An intriguing short story which packs a lot of incident in despite its brief length, but is measured, and very well-written.
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Roberta Beach Jacobson reviewed on March 4, 2012

I love intelligent stories that make me have to think! Wow.
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T. A. Staver reviewed on March 3, 2012

Thanks Sasha, another great story!
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Logan Branjord reviewed on March 2, 2012

Cleverly written!
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Steve Lachey reviewed on Dec. 18, 2011

This is terrific - I felt like i could see through the window myself!!

Where is that hotel?

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James Brown reviewed on Dec. 16, 2011

I enjoyed the story and could really see it as a Twilight Zone episode. The urgent narrative voice reminded me a bit of Poe in the Tell-Tale Heart. Very short, almost too short, but packed with excitement for such a short story.
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