To Be Yours Forever by Elliot Richard Dorfman
car arrived. “Get away from me,” the woman screamed wildly when the two police officers tried to approach her. The police immediately phoned in for an ambulance. When it arrived, the medics spoke cautiously to her. The woman quieted down and stared at them in utter confusion. For her protection, she was carefully strapped to a stretcher and then taken to a nearby hospital for an examination and observation. It was the spring of 1996. Word quickly spread throughout Northington—a small picturesque town in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains of Upstate New York—that Norma Feinstein, the popular young Drama teacher at Andrew Jackson high school, had a nervous breakdown. Intelligent, pretty, and talented, she was the only child of Ken and Mildred Feinstein. The Feinsteins were the richest family in town. Many jumped to the conclusion that Norma’s breakdown was the result of becoming too high strung, most likely stemming from her “artistic” temperament and over active imagination. If you had refuted them and tried explaining her breakdown was the result of not being able to handle the uncanny ability of traveling back and forth from her present life to one of forty-eight years ago, they would have laughed in your face and called you a weirdo. Yet, who could really blame them for reacting like that? After all, our vain species finds it difficult to accept that we have such little understanding about the universe or life itself.
Elliot Richard Dorfman taught theatre arts, broadcasting, music, and social studies in the New York City School System for more than three decades – as well as teaching private vocal and piano lessons from the time he was seventeen years old. Elliot founded Suma Play Productions, Inc., and was the artistic director of the American Youth & American Theatre Repertory Companies. Many of his former students have become successful actors, singers, writers, producers, directors, and teachers in various entertainment fields.
Mr. Dorfman is a former member of the NY Dramatist Guild. He has appeared on and has written for radio and television. His dramatic and musical plays have been performed professionally, at schools, community centers, and camps.
After retiring and moving from the city to Upstate New York, Elliot began focusing on writing. Since then, 120 short stories have appeared in 32 publications and several poems in 4 magazines. In 2008, the readers of Golden Visions Magazine voted Elliot as their favorite author. His novels include CHOSEN ABOVE ALL OTHERS, released by WORLD CASTLE Publishing (2013), and TO BE YOURS FOREVER, released by BEAU COUP PUBLICATIONS ( 2014). A RAINBOW FOR TOMORROW, a sequel to this novel, will follow. Facebook Goodreads