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It Only Takes Eight | A Short Story


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.😉)


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*


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.


Let me know what you think!

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  • 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

    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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