Sunday, November 22, 2009

New Post?

Hey everyone.

First off, my heart goes out to Lindsay's friends and family. I never met her but I'm sure she was a special person.

Finding out someone has passed away is a difficult experience to deal with. In all honesty, I have yet to have anyone in my direct life die so I imagine when it does happen I will be completely distraught.

That said, I wanted to share a new short story I wrote. However, it happens to deal with death (specifically self-inflicted death) and I feel a bit unsure about posting it.

It's honestly a very morose piece of writing and will probably have many of you question my own mental state of mind. However, I do feel that it is a powerful story to be told and would love to share it with you all.

With that said, I am turning to my fellow bloggers and asking how you all would feel with me posting it on here. I have already posted it on my own blog but I prefer placing it here as I consider this a great forum for our writing. If most of you support me, I'll post it up the next chance I get. Of course, if you all feel that it would be insensitive to put up a death related story up I will be more than happy to not post it.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

My love and condolences,



Orvis said...

Personally I (Mod 3) support you posting your story.

In a terrible twist of fate a friend I went to high-school with was killed in a car accident the night before last. He and Lindsay—along with plans of my post-college future—are making me think often of mortality and what is to be/can be/must be done in the course of life. What an insane, improbable, and special thing life is and how well we should take advantage of it.

So while you can, write.

As Barbara said, "Whenever you write, I hope you will write something she would have loved."

Barbara Lorraine said...

Sorry I haven't been around to post or respond. Today it will have been a month since Lindsay passed, and I just haven't had the chops to come back to the site until now. This blog was her idea. I started it for her. You know?

That said, Luis, please feel free to post your story. Honestly, if she could see us all now, she'd be slapping our heads and calling us dorks, telling us to post whatever we wanted. And I agree with Orvis. Write what you can, while you can.

Also, Orvis: what a crock. That's terrible. Sadly, welcome to the club. Wish you weren't a member. Wish *I* wasn't a member!