Ten Seconds In

ABOUT 10 SECONDS IN

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


10 Seconds In mixes reality with fiction to amplify this theme. The reality aspect of the story takes 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.

STORY BY JOESEPH SIMON, ART BY ROMAN GUBSKII

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INTERESTING FOR FOR YOU TO KNOW


Roman Gubskii, 10 Seconds In's artist, created really interesting layouts and art based on my initial prose version of the story. Roman, who never visited the club where I worked. He still managed to capture the feel of club and that night of the shooting. 


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


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.

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