|YOU'VE HAD YOUR FIRST LESSON IN LEARNIN' THE BLUES ~ photo ala rudolfo elias|
WHEN WRITERS AID WRITERS,
coming through their wry
By ~ Absolutely*Kate for all sparks
Hey. Straight out. Our next showcased writer under spotlights AT THE BIJOU has style, talent and after she wrote and sent the following story, "TOYS" through a dark night, she discovered she has a cancer fight. We won't give that crappy c-word any more power over her, as she's fighting cool and she's going to conquer, classy. The spark in so many writers I know and you know have known it too ~ that when troubles come'round, having it tough is certainly having too much a share of enough.
By day, Ryn Cricket is a wise teacher. She taught me what she taught this day:
RYN: "I thought about saying the C-word, or never addressing like Voldmort, but I'm taking the Harry Potter path on that. I'm comfortable talking about this. I've had to tell six classes today, and I don't feel like crying about it anymore. --Not saying the feeling won't come back. I think work must have been good for me, because i feel a lot more chipper than yesterday! Thank you so much Kate!"
Absolutely*Kate: Ryn ~ What's going on? The prognosis? Your spirit? The goodness around you? Treatment options? Your inner core? Feel my energies swirl across Rte 80 into our Ohio'lands and then N to that place by Lake Erie. OK to run your story and let folks know to likewise pour the strength of good/great/grand energies your way? It's what I figgered I could do . . . for now. But I'm there, bolstering you to do Everything You Can Which Makes You Feel SuperGood About You.
RYN: "Kate! Thanks, I look forward to it. The prognosis is that I have a long road ahead of me. I haven't been able to eat much for a week. The cancer was in my tonsils, throat and neck, so I had a tonsillectomy. --That sucks at 41! Well pretty much all of this sucks right now, doesn't it? My doctor suggested milkshakes today. That works. On the 8th, we set-up my chemo/radiation plan. I'll know more after that. My parents have been extremely helpful. We're being taken care of by them well. I guess my inner core is somewhere between angry and desperate. I hadn't thought about it, but that's about where I am. The story "TOYS" was the first thing I had written in a long while, and it was before the whole cancer surprise. I am going to get a flowering plant to show I believe in myself though. Thanks for the idea."
By all sparks, Ryn Cricket is a wise writer. She taught me what she thought this day:
Absolutely*Kate: Ryn thanks for filling us in ... I've been concerned. We'll rally 'round each step of going forward ... There's nothing like a warm rush of positives for kickin' back the crap/crud which comes at you. Fellow writers know sparks and have several helpings of wry before breakfast and coffee. They can dish it out to keep cheer in high gear. But first ... tell me will you, of WHY TO YOU, writing in the writing*world we've stepped into matters the more at times of aggravation in life's churnings? Thanks dear lady ... and may there be parts of each day that embrace you. Open your eyes to who is helping and showing up and you may very well come through this with a slew of new meaningful people who are lifelong keepers. Surprisingly, I did.
RYN: "I think writing for me is like an ache -- in a good way. Maybe like a runner aches to run. Usually, a character starts talking to me, name first, and gives me an inkling of direction. And usually, it's at an inopportune time like when I'm driving or in the bathtub. But they stay with me until I have a enough time to sit down and let them talk. My favorite part, I have to admit, is that I'm always surprised by the ending. It always ends in a way never expected. I think right now, with all this chaos going on on my life, it grounds me."
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FOLLOWING ~ IS ~ "TOYS",
RYN'S LATEST TALE.
RYN MISHA CRICKET CAN BE FURTHER ESSENCED AT HER BLOG, Katherynpeace, FURTHER CHEERED ON FACEBOOK OR FURTHER INSPIRED THROUGH HER E'MAIL.
LET'S SPARK AS WRITERS DO
AND HELP HER WRY ~ SMILE
THROUGH HER FEAR AND SORROW,
|WRITER SPARKS ARE EVERYTHING ~ photo by cecl|
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