About Sherzahd

Just a simple gal with simple tastes... a 'what you see is what you get' kinda person. I enjoy meeting new people, always up for a chat or a laugh, so feel free to inbox me anytime. Not really much of a writer of prose, but I do a bit of poetry and every piece I write has special meaning to me. Please feel free to give me feedback on my work, I really would appreciate that, even if it's constructive criticism. Firm believer in the saying... "You only live once, but if you work it right, once is enough."

Date Joined:
02 Feb 2011
Last Visit:
16 Apr 2014
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Cape Town, South Africa
A lil bit of this and a pinch of that... just ask if you need to know more...
Favorite Books:
Odd Thomas (entire series) ~ Dean Koontz
The Green Mile ~ Stephen King
To Kill a Mockingbird ~ Harper Lee
The Count of Monte Cristo ~ Alexandre Dumas
I am David ~ Anne Holm
The Lord of the Rings (entire series) ~ JRR Tolkien
The Chronicles of Narnia ~ CS Lewis
A Tale of Two Cities ~ Charles Dickens
Maximum Ride (entire series) ~ James Patterson
And too many more to mention here....
Favorite Authors:
James Patterson,
Dean Koontz,
Stephen King,
JRR Tolkien,
CS Lewis,
Roald Dahl,
Khalil Gibran,
Anthony Horowitz
And a host of others I cannot think of right now.
Favorite Movies:
West Side Story,
Ever After,
The Lion King,
August Rush,
The Usual Suspects.
There are more, but those are off the top of my list
Favorite Music:
I love music, so my tastes are vast and varied. It depends on my mood. Basically anything that makes sense to listen to, either a catchy tune or lyrics that speak to me.
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Topic: Writerly Humor
Posted: 28 Mar 2014 23:58

This explains why I always need a vacation to recover from my vacation...


Topic: David Farland's Daily Kick in the Pants
Posted: 12 Feb 2014 05:41

Yes, that's great advice. I need to revive this thread and get back to posting his Daily Kicks

Posted: 09 Jan 2014 09:04

I love it... 'very' is such a very weak word. Thanx Alan, I will be making use of this. happy8

Topic: Happy Holidays
Posted: 31 Dec 2013 09:24


Topic: Happy Holidays
Posted: 24 Dec 2013 06:02

I just want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who contributed to making 2013 a fabulous year here at Stories Space.

Best wishes for a magical holiday season filled with loving wishes and beautiful thoughts. Travel safely wherever you may go and I hope that the New Year brings with it new ventures and new dreams and all the things you want and hope for.

May 2014 mark the beginning of a tidal wave of love, happiness and prosperity for all of us.

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Topic: Have three poems coming out in a book on Brian Wrixon Books...
Posted: 09 Dec 2013 23:47

Looks good. thumbright Really proud of all you've achieved in such a short time, something everyone on here should aspire to.

Topic: "A Picture Worth A Thousand Words" Story/Poetry Competition Winners Announced
Posted: 09 Dec 2013 23:38

Our "A Picture Worth A Thousand Words" Story/Poetry Competition is now officially over, and after careful deliberation, the winners have been selected.

The top three entries are:

First place: The Trees Know All Our Secrets by Ruthie
$50 cash prize & a copy of 'I Often Wonder' by Alan Jankowski

Second place: Katie's Cat by Umbriel
$35 cash prize & a custom-made book cover by cover artist Alex Fenris

Third place: To Fly Like A Hawk by An_Occasional_Writer
$15 cash prize & a story edit up to 8k words by Maggie Rascal

Please join me in congratulating our winners. =d>

Thank you to everyone who took part in the competition, the standard of quality in this contest made it a difficult one to judge. I would also like to thank everyone who supported our entrants by reading, voting and commenting on the entries.

And a big thank you to the judges who took the time to read all the entries and help us select the winners.

Topic: Hello
Posted: 28 Nov 2013 01:11

Hi there and welcome to Stories Space. :)

Topic: Anyone else doing NaNoWriMo 2013?
Posted: 13 Nov 2013 22:47

I did attempt it last year, but I ran dry at around 10,000 words. Would've loved to try it again, but I have too much going on right now. Will do next year.

Oh and good luck, it's loads of fun.

Topic: Quirky Stories
Posted: 13 Nov 2013 03:02

Loved your story. I look forward to reading more... happy8

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Stories Published By Sherzahd
The Darkest Night - Part Three

Mary turned to look back one last time at the only home she had ever known. Leaving had been the hardest thing ever – yet she had no doubt that harder things still lay ahead. She had packed hurriedly, wanting to be gone before the townsfolk showed up with their kindness. She took care while packing, not wanting to take anything that would be missed. Her plan would only work if the town...

Added 31 Oct 2013 | Category Horror | Votes 13 | Avg Score 4.85 | Views 207 | 5 Comments

The Darkest Night - Part Two

The woodsman had many talents, but caring for newly-born baby girls was not among them, so he did the only thing he could think of – he took the child to the village church. The pastor’s wife was in the garden picking tomatoes for their breakfast when he rushed from the woods holding the screaming bundle. “Oh Lord! What is this, Tom?” She rushed from the tomato beds and took the child from...

Added 21 Oct 2013 | Category Horror | Votes 12 | Avg Score 5 | Views 192 | 9 Comments

The Darkest Night - Part One

Once upon a time, in a long forgotten land, there lived a young woman whose name struck fear into even the bravest of hearts. She lived in a tiny cottage at the edge of a deep forest, near an old dried up creek. Her name was Arwyn. Please indulge me as I turn back the clock to the night Arwyn was born – it was the night of the full moon, late in October. You see, that was the night a...

Added 09 Oct 2013 | Category Horror | Votes 14 | Avg Score 4.79 | Views 325 | 9 Comments

When Life Hands You Lemons...

I’ve once again been given a task by a friend in the hopes that random writing will somehow lift the huge block that’s been weighing down my work of late. In all honesty, I think that he’s only giving me these little tasks so he can get me to shut up about how much I miss my laptop - it crashed about a week ago. The task is for me to write a musing about anything. Now while I’m really good...

Added 23 Sep 2013 | Category Musings | Votes 12 | Avg Score 5 | Views 152 | 9 Comments

Rabbit In A Barrel

“A Native American elder once described his own inner struggles in this manner: Inside of me there are two dogs. One of the dogs is mean and evil. The other dog is good. The mean dog fights the good dog all the time. When asked which dog wins, he reflected for a moment and replied, The one I feed the most.” ― George Bernard Shaw ***** "Could you rephrase that, please? I'm not sure...

Added 20 Sep 2013 | Category Crime | Votes 13 | Avg Score 5 | Views 206 | 11 Comments

Coming Home

I hear you calling my name, But I can’t come home to you. I feel the wind blow across my plains, It’s calming my fears. I listen to the river tell me its tales; It’s soothing my soul. Under these starry skies My thoughts are of you. Remember me like I used to be. Remember me when my soul was still free. I’m ready to follow the voice That’s calling me home. Sound the bugles for...

Added 01 Sep 2013 | Category Poetry | Votes 16 | Avg Score 4.88 | Views 166 | 9 Comments

Too Late

An intro to a story I am working on...  They buried me today. Everyone always told me that this was how it would end for me. I never believed that it would. I was more than just street-smart; I was smart. I was young and vibrant. Charmed and charming. Untouchable. I remember mum saying, “Your thoughts and actions are what define you, Stanley.” I called it bullshit to her face. How...

Added 22 Aug 2013 | Category Micro Fiction | Votes 15 | Avg Score 5 | Views 178 | 10 Comments

Broken Doll

He hears the elevator doors open and close, the click clack of high-heeled footsteps drawing closer, then passing his door on their way to the next apartment. He waits. Jacob had always been good at waiting. He hears the jingling of keys, then footsteps moving back toward his door. His door is unlocked. He had been expecting her. She had always been easy to predict. The front door opens,...

Added 14 Aug 2013 | Category Flash Fiction | Votes 19 | Avg Score 4.95 | Views 238 | 11 Comments

Chronicles Of A Broken World Two - Time To Pay The Piper

“What happened in there, soldier?” The sergeant nodded toward the concrete cell behind them. Vince needed to find his voice, he knew that. Any voice would do. He stood in silence, his eyes trained on the sergeant’s scuffed boots. A regimen doctor was examining the body – her body – no doubt trying to confirm her death, rather than the very obvious cause of it. “She’s dead.” The...

Added 17 Jul 2013 | Category Flash Fiction | Votes 11 | Avg Score 4.91 | Views 150 | 8 Comments

Home Is Where the Heart Is - Part Three

A father toiling beneath a sky of gruesome darkness  Merciless sun on his back, a storm in his heart.  A mother burying her child with dignified acquiescence,  Body too beat-down to spare more than a single tear.  A child marching with a village song in his heart  Cold comfort found in a loaded carbine on his back.  A country raped, blood...

Added 01 Jul 2013 | Category Drama | Votes 14 | Avg Score 5 | Views 222 | 10 Comments

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Have great week.

Posted: 11 Apr 2014 11:30
Hey Yas...sounds like you've been busy...maybe you need to hop on a rocket powered ice cream cone, and see where it takes you...
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Have a great weekend!

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Hey Yas...I know you have a daughter...I think maybe you should have a talk with her before it's too late...
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Have a great weekend!

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To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to is lair. To respect strength, never power. Above all, to watch. To try and understand. To never look away. And never, never forget. ~ Arundhati Roy, "The Cost of Living"
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thank you for accepting.
Posted: 07 Mar 2014 14:32
Have a delicious weekend.

Posted: 03 Mar 2014 10:44
Not sure what he's trying to say here...what do you think?
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Hummmmm... thinking of a chat room called the Blue Room for Music...

Posted: 28 Feb 2014 17:30
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