Hello dear readers.
I know it has been such trying times for everyone recently. I want to take the time to express my appreciation to everyone who has taken the time to stop by and read my little blog. It really means a lot to me, and from the bottom of my heart, I want to thank you.
That being said, it is almost time to (finally!) post my first short story.
But first, a few notes.
I’ve been writing short stories ever since I was in grade school. However, in recent years I stopped. A lot of it had to do with my battling mental health issues (which is interesting, because that’s usually when the stereotypical writer is at their most inspired), physical health issues, and overall lacking inspiration. But this past year, my inspiration has since returned, and right now, I’ve got three stories coming your way soon!
All three of these stories have a couple of recurring themes. The first one is trauma. As a trauma survivor, it’s difficult for me to not incorporate this into my work. Also, given the vast number of people who’ve also survived trauma, I feel it’s important to discuss it. The second theme is identity. This theme is simply a byproduct of the first theme. These stories explore how trauma shapes the characters’ identities. And finally, the third theme is love. I have to confess, I’m a big believer in the power of love. Whether it is romantic love between two people or agape love a person has for their fellow human, love without a doubt is what makes the world go round. Several other minor themes occur throughout these stories as well, but you’ll have to wait until they post to find out what they are.
As with my true stories, there will be disclaimers posted before each story. Each of these stories deals with very sensitive issues that could potentially be triggering. This is especially true for (*spoiler alert*) the second story. It is extremely important to read the disclaimers before reading the stories.
Right now, I only have the three stories scheduled. But there will be more after that. I just need to keep finding things to inspire me. I DO take requests. If there’s something you’d like me to write a story about, please, by all means, drop me a line! Just keep in mind that it might be a while until it posts.
Expect the first story to post very soon!
Afterthought: For as excited as I am to finally share my short stories with the world, I admit, I’m also a bit nervous.
Second Afterthought: If you think my stories are worth sharing, please don’t hesitate to tell people about them and this blog. All subscribers, followers, etc. are very much appreciated!