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  • Writer's pictureJoseph 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?

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