I might as well rename this blog The Hot Mess. Originally I envisioned a focused theme which was living with mental illness. Then I got stuck, writer’s block struck, or I saw something shiny, whatever works. Life and mental health were joined by The Nightmare Plague and poetry. There are posts regarding books and authors, then more fiction serials, random history posts and even a little mythology. Guess what? I’m stuck again. If you guessed that I am adding a new topic, clap your hands.
I’ve been evasive regarding where I live on open accounts, particularly since it is such a small town. I was originally hesitant to share my fiction and poetry as well, but moved past that because providing something I desperately want to entertain readers took precedence. This time, though, the topic is my hometown of Smithland and nearby Paducah. The doctor’s want me to walk more, so people around here might connect me to the strange teenager who wandered the town every day, sometimes for hours. I had my favorite hidey holes to get out of sight and sit, undisturbed, so that I could read and daydream. Both were my primary hobbies. I’ve never felt that I was living the right life and the world confused me almost as much as people..
The last month has been a rough one, having had surgery that has left me housebound for longer than expected, and the passing of my brother. Being unable to write has robbed me of my primary mode of daily therapy. I need to do something to be mentally active again. I hope y’all find my memories entertaining.