There Once Was a Girl…

the writing blues

A couple of days ago, I wrote about failure. Later that night, I started chipping away at some online classes I’d bookmarked to take. Well, that was the intent anyway… Instead, I stumbled on a new, mini-session (one short video) about creativity and failure.

It was a coincidence I just couldn’t pass up. 

The following was what I wrote in response to the project prompt; I thought I’d share it here. Enjoy!


There once was a girl who loved to write and loved to take pictures. And she was good at both. But as the years passed, she got caught up pursuing a completely different path in school and after that, she got caught up in surviving, taking jobs that would pay the bills.

And her soul shriveled as she put her creativity aside.

Finally one day when she was well grown up, she went back to school to study stories — any…

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