Shayna Smith takes readers into her world with her collection of dramatic flash fiction stories titled, INSIDE THE MIND. Starting off with “Mysterious Box,” a high school student named Lincoln is going about his daily routine when a mysterious package shows up on his front door. With a warning inside giving him a choice between the life he’s always dreamed of and the life he lives right now, Lincoln makes a decision you might not see coming. Toddler Taylor takes the lead in “Life of a Preschooler” as he serves his time-out during recess. Itching to get out of his classroom and join the rest of the kids on the playground, Taylor must find an escape route without being caught. “The Art of the Heist,” is an edge of your seat late-night thriller that watches two thieves attempt to steal expensive artwork from the Gardner Museum. With security patrolling the premises and the clock counting down, the two are racing to find a way to get half a billion dollars’ worth of art without being caught. Taylor is stranded, traveling alone through the middle of nowhere in “The Long Road Ahead.” He is watching as two headlights are heading his direction and thinks he can hop in and rest his eyes for a little as he hitches a ride to New York. Little does he know, he is going to witness something he didn’t sign up for. “A Night at the Hotel,” finds Mrs. Brown fighting for her life from her abusive husband. When the police start to question her, answers don’t line up and Mrs. Brown might turn out not to be the victim after all.