10 SECONDS IN IS A ZEN-LIKE STORY ON MAINTAINING FOCUS AND 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 10 very valuable life saving seconds during a night of fun turned upside down.


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. 

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.