Ten Seconds In

A ZEN-LIKE STORY ON MAINTAINING FOCUS & BALANCE IN EXTREME SITUATIONS.


The story mixes reality with fiction to amplify this theme. The reality aspect of the story weaves in my experience as the door manager of a large capacity nightclub during a real active shooter incident that happened there. Maintaining focus and balance during the chaos of such a situation is, as you might expect, pretty difficult. 


The fiction aspect takes the focus off of me and places a fictional character in as the lead. The story counts down ten very valuable life saving seconds during a night of fun turned upside down.



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Featuring the art of Roman Gubskii.  Roman took a prose version of 10 Seconds In and created really interesting layouts and graphics.  Roman has never visited the club where I worked, yet he managed to capture the feel of that night of the shooting. 


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INTERESTING FACTS

I was employed by the club referenced in this story for 20 years. The incident related in 10 Seconds In was one of many gun-related situations that I experienced during that time. 

From those experiences, I wrote Observations from the Door - A non-fiction book on creating a safer nightlife.  I am currently writing a second edition to Observations from the Door.

I also collaborated with Roman on my story Perhaps to Dream.