Jen Beaney

Jen is a wife and stay-at-home mommy to two amazing boys and loves rediscovering the joy and innocence of youth through their eyes. She currently resides in Washington State, and loves to be outside. She is an aspiring screenwriter, but recently discovered a passion for short stories. She loves springtime, coffee with cream and sugar, country music, and butterflies. She believes that there is a never an excuse to give up your dreams, and that you can move mountains if you do so one stone at a time. She handles rejection by reminding herself that Dr. Seuss was rejected 27 times and no one wanted to produce Star Wars. She believes the most important thing any artist can do is to stay true to themselves and wait for someone to share their vision.

Stories by Jen Beaney

Captain Daddy

Illustrated by Izzy Wingham

James was a Captain in the United States Army, but no war zone could have prepared him for taking care of his three year old son Shawn on his own. James had taken leave from the Army so his wife Jessica could go out of state to care of her sick mother. He was excited …

I Hate the Sunshine

Illustrated by Sayantan Halder

“Time of death, eight thirty-six am,” K.B., the Hospice nurse, said quietly. I am fourteen years old and standing in my brother’s eight by ten bedroom in our twelve hundred square foot apartment. The sun shines brightly through the pale blue curtains and it makes me angry. I stare down at the dirt brown carpet; it …