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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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16 Comments

  • Reply Sarah

    Ooh, YOU WROTE A BOOK!!!!!!!!! Congrats, *throws confetti*!!! I’m reading this tonight…I will let you know what I think.

    December 4, 2018 at 12:05 pm
    • Reply Aria

      Just a short story 😉 And thanks!

      December 4, 2018 at 4:05 pm
      • Reply Sarah

        Oops, yeah I meant short story…anyway I read it, it was very good and very descriptive, now I’m really hungry for watermelon!

        December 5, 2018 at 6:59 am
        • Reply Aria

          Aww, yay! Glad you liked it.

          December 5, 2018 at 5:04 pm
  • Reply Cat

    Awww, that’s such a cute story! I had so much fun reading it. Now I really want some watermelon O_O

    December 4, 2018 at 12:13 pm
    • Reply Aria

      I’m glad you liked it, Cat! Ha ha, yeah…

      December 4, 2018 at 4:06 pm
  • Reply Hannah

    Eep, this is so exciting! Congrats!

    December 4, 2018 at 12:16 pm
    • Reply Aria

      Thanks a bunch, Hannah!

      December 4, 2018 at 4:26 pm
  • Reply Allison

    WOOHOO THAT IS SO EXCITING, ARIA! I LOVE the cover, and the story was so sweet! <3 I can't wait to read your collection of farm stories. :)

    December 4, 2018 at 12:49 pm
    • Reply Aria

      Aww, thank you, my dear!

      December 4, 2018 at 4:28 pm
  • Reply isabel

    Yayyy congrats Aria! Can’t wait to read this later 😀 *stares at piles of schoolwork*

    December 4, 2018 at 12:53 pm
    • Reply Aria

      It’s not long, so it won’t take you forever. 😉 But yeah, and thanks!

      December 4, 2018 at 4:30 pm
  • Reply Annie

    That’s so exciting, Aria! :) First, the cover is adorable!!! <3 Second, I'm excited to read it! Yayy! I'm going to read it now. :) I'm loving your lifestyle blog posts.
    Side note–Is your room purple? It's so clean and pretty!! :)

    December 4, 2018 at 4:36 pm
    • Reply Aria

      I know! And thanks so much, Annie! Aww, really? Thanks! Yes, my room is purple. :)

      December 5, 2018 at 4:11 pm
  • Reply Jo

    AWWWWWW THAT WAS SO SWEET!
    Also, is that a true story? Because if it is….. XD *dies laughing* Sign me up for the watermelon club!

    December 5, 2018 at 5:33 pm
    • Reply Aria

      I’m so glad you liked it! And yes – IT’S TRUE!

      December 6, 2018 at 4:20 pm

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