• Writing

    In 1990 my car was broadsided by a speeding city bus as I turned out of a parking lot - I was in a coma and had sustained a severe brain injury. I began to write when I was carrying my first child, less than two years after my accident. Writing, throughout the darkest part of my recovery, when everyone looked down on me and I had no one to talk to or relate with ...

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    Tags:
    writing,
    novella,
    PTSD
  • I Am Imaginary

    Everything is blank and empty. Neutral. This 'thing' is not me. Things are quiet and emotionless. No reactions. Nothing to react to. Dull. I can't stand this space filled with a lack of emotion I know there have been a lot of distressing moments recently but their emotional impact has faded from my memory. I am numb. I am happiest in my lowest moments. I am connected. I am me. I want to talk to ...

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    writing,
    feelings
  • Writing Versus Talking

    I have always been quite shy and at school I never put my hand up to answer questions and I never asked for help because it would have meant I had to talk to someone. I sometimes stumble over words and I find it hard to get the right words directly from my brain to my mouth and speak those words. Also, because I was put down for experiencing and expressing emotions as a child ...

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    Tags:
    writing,
    expressing myself,
    reading
  • My Personal Storm

    I have a book full of ideas about things to write about. One of them is "a storm destroys your uncle's shed and kills his six year old son. Describe the colour of the sky right before the storm hit." This is my personal storm. I never noticed my sky because it never occurred to me that it would change. Looking back to right before the storm hit, I suppose the sky was huge and ...

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    writing
  • The Avalanche

    I write it out, I scrunch it up, I throw it into the corner. It doesn't matter. I write it out, I scrunch it up, I throw it into the corner. It's nothing. I write it out, I scrunch it up, I throw it into the corner. It's not important. I write it out, I scrunch it up, I throw it into the corner. It can wait for another day. I write it out, I ...

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    Tags:
    writing,
    expressing myself,
    overwhelmed
  • Write or Right

    I saw a great quote yesterday, from an 80 year old cellist who was asked why he still practised playing the cello, his reply 'I think I'm making progress.' I've always been aware that learning is a life long thing, that sometimes we have to make the same mistake over and over again before it teaches us what we need to know. I know that if I could learn to take my own advice, if ...

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    writing,
    learning,
    progress
  • I have no idea why that is?

    Ted Hughes, the poet and writer said, "we have much better thoughts than we can put into words." I think this is true, often when i try and articulate my thoughts into words and tell people what i am thinking it is miles from my true thoughts and not nearly as interesting! Although i think in words (i think i do) they never seen to do justice to my true ideas when i speak them. ...

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    writing
  • Wake up

    I woke up this morning and wanted to write - writing makes me happy!

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    writing