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Why aren’t you published yet?


For a while, before I even started this blog, I have been asked that question and I had always shied away from answering it.”Why aren’t you published yet?” Readers have come to this blog and said the loveliest of things about the stories I write. Some have sent private messages asking when the next short story is coming out or demanding what happened to a character I created. Others have struck up conversations either over the phone, on social media and in person about how amused they were by a story or how a story meant something to them (why you no put all this in comment section, eh?) There have also been those readers who say, “You could do this better”, or try this and read that. And I did. I still am. I have taken all these into consideration-the praise and the criticism-to try and make myself a better a writer. I have combed through the internet to look for resources and read long articles on ‘how-to’s of writing, improved my reading habits, taken on more writing roles (that overwhelm me sometimes) I think I have become a better writer…I think.

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Breaking up with Sandy

Sandy, my friend, my love, my darling,

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This is going to be one of the hardest things I will ever have to do. Thinking of you, my mind skips straight to cuddles, a warm blanket and you watching me sleep before you snooze off as well.

You have been there for me through the worst of it all and through the best too. You are one of the most consistent, most reliable friends a girl could ever ask. You’re always there at exactly 10.00 p.m. and sometimes even earlier. On those rare nights, when I happen to get t bed much later than usual, you are there waiting to blow your pixie dust into my eyes and helping me collapse on my bed like a happy comfortable “oh-my-goodness-I’m-finally-here” bag of cement, if there ever was one.

I love that about you; how present you are when I really need you. That statement may come off as selfish and self serving but yes, I love that you are there when I need you.

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