facebook told me it’s your birthday today and so i quickly typed out a post to wish you a fantastic day but something told me to check your page first where i found out you died fourteen months ago and my bubble burst how could i not know that you’ve been gone all this time all while planning to see you again and say hello just like the good old days… how could i not know?
you were only forty-five, brin, way too young to go i can still remember you telling me to stop driving that little car while i was pregnant oh the things you knew that i did not know yet you trusted me all those years, too how we laughed at the stories we both told as we spent those afternoons believing life had so much to offer us as we’d both grow old with our vices and our sins… how could i not know?
Yesterday someone in the NaNoWriMo Facebook group linked to a post that basically said that while everyone is supposed to have a story inside them, it doesn’t mean it has to be written.
Spare the world your story because the world doesn’t need it – basically that’s my take on the article that I could only scan through because it made me gag.
It makes me wonder how anyone can tell someone such a thing to their face, but at the same time, welcome to the world of clickbait and the new wave of publishing where the reader has more power than ever before, even to the point of telling you that the world doesn’t need your story. Or your poem. Or your essay.
I don’t know about you but I only have three words to say to whoever that pompous reader was: I’m writing anyway.
the group message said she died of a major aneurysm and i find myself double-checking my age trying hard to remember her face and coming up with nothing. but didn’t we attend the same school and she stood in the back of the room because she was tall and her last name started with a Y? i find myself wondering if this is how it’s going to be from now on as i get older though not exactly wiser, my timeline only telling me who’s passed on till it’s my turn and no one will remember who i am.
So I’ve finally gotten around to making my author Page on Facebook. Because hubby wasn’t thrilled I was planning on using my married name and my middle name for a pen name (we might just get disowned if they read my stuff!), I figured, to heck with it – for the last two years, I’ve been Morrighan’s Muse. So I’m going to just be Morrighan Muse and be done with it.
BTW, this really shouldn’t be how one chooses a pen name but maybe it was meant to be. Other names I thought of were already taken, and they were all plays of my own name. But I love the name Morrighan anyway, and with some people already calling me MM, wouldn’t you know it? I love M&M’s myself!
Which means that I’m gonna need some love – er, likes. So if you have the time, and are inclined to do so, would you help my author page get some love over on Facebook? I won’t spam you – heck, I don’t even know where to start to spam anyone on FB. But since it’s linked to my Wattpad page and soon, to this blog, you will get notifications of my latest stories as well as my first published book!