I Write Because
I write ’cause I created characters,
gave them lives and they want their stories told.
I was lonely, so I made characters
to keep me company–an army bold
to slay my fears and friends to quell my tears.
To my sibs, I told their epic stories.
I developed their world for many years,
happily writing most of a series–
until my sister died. Her last request
I honor by working towards publication
of the stories she loved and the new quests
I’m writing now. Writing’s my vocation,
my reason for being here. Through it I speak
to those I’ve lost, find the closure I seek.
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Photo caption: Many Mels (a Self Portrait Mash-up)
in answer to the prompt from Writing 101: I write because…and since the image is a collage of ‘Mels’, selfies of me that I am really happy with, I am also submitting this to Bulldog Travel’s Selfie prompt.