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Writing 101: I Write Because…

I write because the world is messy, and funny, and ironic.  When I look at the world around me, I see oddball details, details I feel compelled to show others.

I see a story in the woman standing in front of me in the check-out line.  She isn’t just some lady with too much lipstick and a peculiar sense of fashion.  In my mind, she is royalty, fallen on hard times.  Or perhaps she is a vampire, up past her bedtime.  Maybe she’s a fairy who’s lost her wings?  A space traveler?  A time traveler?  Death?  She could be anyone or anything!

I see urban fantasy in my daily life.  When I go to a thrift store, I see the castoffs of our society.  But that’s not all I see.  I try to imagine the person who wore the jacket I am holding in my hand.  If clothing could talk, imagine the stories those garments would tell!

One of my MANY thrift store finds! (Pic taken in my bathroom.)
One of my MANY thrift store finds! (Pic taken in my bathroom.)

There are days when I feel like there’s too much reality in my life.  Bills to pay.  Jobs to work.  Dinners that must be prepared.  Rooms to organize and clean.  Sometimes, I feel like I am drowning in reality.  There are days when it’s too much!  There are times I’d like to run away from the mundane.  Those are the times I find it easier to bury myself in my work in progress.  I write about a vampire who wishes to do more with her life, and suddenly my own life seems to shine just a little bit more.

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*Last week, I signed up for two classes through WordPress: Writing 101 and Blogging 101.  This is was my first assignment.

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