Giving My Tears a Break

A Short Story

Fiction - Drama
40 Pages
Reviewed on 08/10/2015
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Author Biography

Motivational Speaker/Mentor/Author Dominique Wilkins has a mission in life to encourage those who have been hurt or broken to "Live Life with a Purpose" by helping them realize that they are special and HAVE a reason to live. God's love is the basis of her message and she hopes to be able to share it with you!


Dominique is a licensed cosmetologist, mother, the founder of CAPS (Christian Authors Promoting Success) as well as a chapter president for Authors Promoting Success. She writes short stories to which everyone can relate. She was born and raised on the South side of Chicago, where the crime and murder rate ranks the highest in the U.S.

It is because of this exposure, that she writes to encourage readers and provide them with resources to keep them going and a desire to do better. Read relatable stories about bad parents, jealous neighbors, backstabbing friends, cheaters, displaced love, pain and other sinners who inspire change or provide a life lesson. These stories are written with biblical scriptures intermingled for the reader to refer directly to The Bible for more healing. **ALSO, PLEASE BE AWARE THAT BECAUSE THEY TARGET PEOPLE WHO ARE LIVING RATED-R LIVES, THE BOOKS DO INCLUDE SOME RATED-R MATERIAL**

They are capable of being enjoyed by all.You do not need any prior knowledge or understanding of The Bible to enjoy it. If you are not ready to embrace the included scriptures, the stories can still be enjoyed without reading them (choose your own adventure)!

    Book Review

Reviewed by Tracy Slowiak for Readers' Favorite

A perfect read for when you only have a short amount of time, Giving My Tears a Break by Dominique Wilkins, the story of Hannah Jeffries, is an easy to follow story of a woman who gets herself into a situation that so many unfortunately do. Hopeful for a marriage with her boyfriend of many years, Nathan Hawes, she keeps waiting and waiting for him to change, to mature, and make a commitment to her. Even though they share three young children, it seems as if nothing will change between them. And even as she grows increasingly frustrated with her situation, she is also becoming increasingly dependent upon Nate, and the idea of leaving him becomes scarier and scarier. Finally though, there comes the proverbial straw that breaks the camel’s back, and Hannah realizes that she must act.

I think we all know women like Hannah. Perhaps more capable than she realizes, she’s stuck in a situation with a good-for-nothing partner she feels she can’t escape. Dominique Wilkins writes as if she has a very personal experience with this subject matter, and the Christian undertones of her writing make it more meaningful than just a simple short story. I would recommend this novella to any reader who enjoys Christian writing, stories about women who need a hand, or just short fiction in general. Those who enjoy a satisfying ending with righteousness and vindication would also be happy with this read. Good work, Ms. Wilkins, and I hope to see more from you in the future.