Joseph R. Freeman
My inspiration for writing "The Cracked Mirror"
My introduction to writing was writing lyrics. I was intrigued in telling a story within two minutes.
My inspiration came from the singer/songwriters of the '70s and '80s, artists like Jim Croce (Rapid Roy The Stock Car Boy), Paul Simon (Late In The Evening), and Janis Ian (At Seventeen). I wrote my first science fiction play in high school called "The Once Living Planet."
"The Cracked Mirror" was a story I have been playing around with for a few years. I got the idea from a news headline, where there was a rash of murders where the bodies were found on or near the Los Angeles freeway offramp. This stuck with me; it was something I couldn't get out of my head. That was the initial beginning. The story has since blossomed into what it is now.
Due to what I feel is the visual nature of the book, I decided to adapt a screenplay. My second screenplay is a western, called "Sunrise."
There are many elements to "The Cracked Mirror," and I hope you enjoy finding them. What would you say or do if you knew someone who committed a crime? Or does it depend on the crime, or the person who committed it?
What are your thoughts? Is revenge truly a dish served cold?