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It Only Takes Eight | A Short Story

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Good afternoon, folks, may I have your attention, please?

*clears throat*

I just wrote a short story.

Me! I’m not a writer. Much less an author. I’m terrible compared to all my favorite authors and I have no right to write. BUT I DID. What’s more, I’M PUBLISHING IT. (Well, at least on my blog.😉)

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I’ve always wanted to write for a long time. A few years back, I actually wrote a full-fledged novella (and got 3/4s through another one) for NaNoWriMo. I could write…it’s just that they were pretty bad. The plots were okay, but the writing needed some drastic help. I’m a perfectionist and my harshest critic, but that’s the truth. (Also there was WAAAYYY too much melodrama.)

After that, the next summer I tried writing another novel. Then I got a huge dose of writer’s block. It didn’t leave for a very long time.

Recently, the Writerly JuicesTM  have started to flow. It’s taken nearly a year of random poetry and sketches, but I AM BACK IN THE WRITING GAME. *cheers*

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Today, I’m sharing a short story about farm life. Hopefully, it will be the first of many. My goal is to write a collection of short stories about life on the farm – some will be my experiences, but I’m planning many of them to be my Granddaddy’s stories of when he was growing up on a farm. He has some really great ones, and I want to preserve them.

That, my friends, is the backstory. This one is one of my experiences. ON TO THE STORY!

Click the cover to read It Only Takes Eight.

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Let me know what you think!

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