Hello, dear blog reading friends. I’ve missed you, as I’m sure you’ve missed me. I want to update you on a few things, ok? If it’s not ok, just stop reading, ok? If that’s also not ok, then you’re prolly outta luck, babe.
Thing 1: Not so much an update as an apology for letting you all down by not updating my blog at least once a week like I said I would. I’m sorry. I’m so, so sorry.
Here’s the part where I say I’ve been really busy and stuff. And then you roll your eyes and I pretend everything’s cool between us now. So… We’re cool now, right? *whispers* (I love you.)
Thing 2: I have some pics to share with you from the disposable camera post! Woot. Check these babies out:
Ok! The next three pics were taken by Meghan and Sammee. Enjoy!
Ok, so that’s all the pics I got for today. They were my faves. I hope you enjoyed them as much as I did.
Thing 3: I know I keep saying I’m going to have a giveaway, and I will. I just don’t know what or when or how much. Or why or where. But it’s gonna happen. Be patient. It is a virtue, after all.
Thing 4: I recently submitted some short stories to an online magazine. They had too many submissions for this quarter and chose not to include mine. It’s cool. *brushes away tear* Anyway, bc of their unique nature I don’t think I’m going to try to submit them anywhere else so I’ll post those here soon so you can read them. (They’re only 100 words long each. They’re called drabbles.)
Thing 5: All joking aside now. My mom saw her oncologist on Friday. Her prognosis is less than 6 months now. He advised her to start hospice care. I’ve known this was coming for a long time but for some reason it’s hitting me really hard. My sisters too. It’s kind of like this weight sitting on my chest, a little bit. Like I can’t breathe, a tiny bit. Anyway, I don’t want to go in to all of that.
But I do want to say this: because of this news, I don’t know how much I’ll be posting. I’m not gonna stop but I might not be able to post “every week”. Then again, maybe I’ll post more often. There’s no telling with me. I’m unpredictable.
I just don’t feel too sparkly right now, as you can imagine, so I might be lacking my usual razor sharp wit or whatever.
Ok, lastly, thing 6: I want to leave you with a few things.
One: This song says it all. I’ll be singing along while you’re listening.
Two: One of my drabbles. Keep 2 things in mind while reading – it’s only 100 words so it is really, really short AND the magazine I was submitting to only publishes speculative fiction, so sci-fi, fantasy, etc., so be prepared.
Title: Been There, Seen That
“What did you do?!”
“I pressed that button.”
“I don’t know! Stop yelling at me!”
“Mom is gonna kill us! First, she’ll kill us for playing hide and seek in the escape pods again and then she’ll double kill us for activating one.”
“That is, if she ever finds us.”
“Don’t cry! She’ll find us.”
“How? We jettisoned during Burst Travel.”
“Because, I activated the distress beacon already. Now, help me look for stuff we can use… like food.”
“I found some movies.”
“Ok, not food but good. So why are you crying?”
“I’ve already seen all of these.”
Ok, my lovelies, that’s it. I love you and I love this blog. And, as we all know, all you need is love.