I am so very thankful to have my story ‘Slightly Awkward’ published in the 2020 Stories of Life Anthology.
A few people have asked me the length of time I took to write the story I submitted. In truth, the actual written component was reasonably quick and straightforward. However, my answer is “It took me 47 years to write!”. Life each day as a person with a chronic and progressive illness is both daunting and great, along with experiences that are just plain satirical with a pinch of whimsy.
My goal was to share an honest story that had joy interspersed with the frustrations that some tasks can bring in my situation. To show that a life imperfect is perfectly okay!
(‘Slightly Awkward’, The Swimmer and other stories of life)