Hurry Up and Make It Day

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1940s & '50s,1960s & '70s

Sheila D. Brady

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For years as a young child, Sheila was emotionally traumatized due to witnessing domestic violence in her home. She is afraid, helpless. The tragic outcome, fueled by substance abuse, molestation and violence, groomed her to kill.



Short Summary

Afraid of the dark. Every night awakened by a figure walking through the room, a man dressed in all black, not making a sound or looking my way. I would stare into the dark, paralyzed, pull the covers up tight, shivering and wait in disbelief until I could find could find courage to peek out.

Spending time with Mom as she lay days away from dying. Forgiven, redeemed and in harmony. Me and my siblings surround Mom for last minutes with her in life! Mom passed. I'm healed!


Baltimore, Maryland

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain,Tragedy,Internal Journey/Rebirth

Plot - Other Elements

Meaningful Message,Twist,Happy Ending

Mature Audience Themes

Substance Abuse,Sexual Abuse,Extreme Violence

Main Character Details

Name: Sheila

Age: 5 years old

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Complex,Desperate,Faithful,Heroic,Insecure,Naive,Lone Wolf,Aspiring,Empathetic

Additional Character Details

Name: Sheila teenager

Age: 13

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Complex,Faithful,Insecure,Aggressive,Desperate,Empathetic,Heroic

Additional Character Details

Name: Sheila (adult)

Age: 19

Gender: Female

Role: emotional

Key Traits: Aspiring,Complex,Confident,Decisive,Desperate,Empathetic,Engaging,Faithful,Flexible,Heroic,Honorable,Insecure,Leader

Additional Character Details

Name: Sheila (Adult)

Age: 21-

Gender: Female

Role: logical

Key Traits: Confident,Decisive,Desperate,Empathetic,Faithful,Skillful,Outspoken,Selfless,Obedient,Strong Moral Code

Development Pitch

Domestic violence can be the most destructive dynamic in a relationship. The most important victim(s) are young children . Watching a mother beaten, kicked until the eye leaves it's socket, thrown down stairs; broken arms, black eyes, broken nose; physically helpless, emotionally neglected. Subject to all of this in the home. Parents are supposed to be protectors and providers. When that doesn't happen in the home the child suffer; is mentally defunct, unable to manage conflict. That child is responsible for many crimes committed in the world today. There is not enough platform given to how children can be effected by domestic violence.I would like to bring awareness to my story, a victim of domestic violence and how witnessing that violence severely effected me. This done by my providers and protectors. My Parents. "Hurry Up and Make It day" was my cry to Jesus to hide me from the sights and sounds that was a part of my being for years as a child. Later, to rid me of the rage that was manifested as a result. "I was groomed to kill". However, through love, faith and forgiveness from my mother and God I found redemption from my act of the murder of my mother's paramour. Convicted, but not spending a day in jail. The title "Hurry Up and Make It Day" was inspired from a poem I wrote as a child while reflecting on my childhood trauma.

About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34,35-54,55+,13-17,7-12

Target Gender: Universal,Female Leaning,Male Leaning,LGBT Leaning

Group Specific

victims of domestic violence; cross cultural; advocates;

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: Self Published

Year Published: 2018

Hard Copy Available



ISBN 9781717295637