About

I am a writer. There. I said it. It took me a while. Now that it’s out there it seems strange that I should have waited so long to claim the label.

What is it that I write? Fiction. And poetry, when the muse strikes.

Like an actor in a play, I step into someone else’s shoes, put on a mask and then I am ready. I used to find it very difficult to write candidly. So this is my new project: to delve into the past, burrow it for inspiration.

The past. The past is split between my parents’ happiness together – a time that is now so distant that sometimes I think I might have dreamt it – and their bellicose co-existence after their love had died a protracted, painful death. The past is my running away from it all.

I shall weave it with so many of my own imaginings until it becomes a new truth.

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  6. Hi there! Although we have been reading each others blogs for some time now, I still have to officially thank you for following mine. Love your writing. Best wishes, Zainab

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  8. Bellicose happens when staying together becomes an obligation and not choice. I would hold on to the happy times, when it was sweet and lingered.
    A ha! You see what I mean about truths? absolutely no crime in weaving it to our liking and comfort now is there? I can attest to the fact burrowing from the past, often makes an interesting tale.

    • Thank you for the nomination – is this a one off award or can it be accepted multiple times? I only ask because I have the award already, but not sure as to the rules. In either case, thank you and many congratulations in turn.

  9. I don’t think that there are limitations on nominations and acceptances, but the acceptance is entirely up to you. You’re welcome, and thank you 🙂

    • Thank you so much, Nicole. I am very grateful for your nomination. Unfortunately I am unable to accept because the Liebster Award is for bloggers who have 200 followers or fewer and I’m afraid that since I am nearing 600 I no longer qualify. Thank you once again for thinking of me.
      Warm regards,
      Vic

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    • Dear, melodyspen, congratulations and thank you for the nomination. I am grateful that you thought of me. However, the Liebster Award is for bloggers with 200 or fewer followers, so I’m afraid I no longer qualify.

  12. Hello. I’m a new(er) reader lurking around your blog. Vic, I got major shivers with the phrasing of “their bellicose co-existence after their love had died a protracted, painful death” (among other lines). And I’ve been there, too, in the struggle with what to disclose as a writer who wants to be candid but who also feels a certain amount of discomfort about the (necessary) vulnerability that entails. In any case, I’m so truly sorry that you had to go through that hell (if I may call it that); I can identify with that on a deep, personal level. My very best wishes to you going forward–in writing and in life.

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  14. I have found some inspiration here for my latest attempt to become a ‘writer’
    Late now, but I intend to revisit. Tomorrow. To garner more. There is a lot in these pages; This I can tell.

    • My pleasure. It had a lightness that contrasted pleasantly with the topic at hand, and the two parts: the domestic and worldly made for a very unusual poem and an insight into your Maggie Bright. Best regards,
      V

  15. ah Brilliant. love coming across someone who claims their long-awaited ID. the future will be what you make it. the past – eh – it was largely what others made it for you it sounds like. own your future like you have your identity and Success will surely come your way.

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  17. Hi There! I’m really excited to tell you that I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. I truly admire your talent as a writer and want to do my part to help shell out the recognition I feel you’re totally worthy of.

    Should you choose to accept this award, please visit this link:
    http://properlyridiculous.com/2014/03/25/confusion-delight-piece-of-mind/

    -Copy the versatile blogger icon from this post so you can insert this into your own acceptance post.
    -Choose 7 random facts about yourself you wish to share and type these in for your readers.
    -Select your 10 favorite blogs you wish to nominate for the award, and add these as well to your post with a description of why you admire them.
    – Tell these bloggers you have nominated them for the award, and add a link.

    Please link back to my blog so I can read your acceptance speech – I already look forward to it.

    • Many thanks and congratulations in turn. I will visit the link and will try to write the post soon. Things are a little hectic at present, but will do my best not to delay.
      Warm regards,
      Vic

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    • I’ve been doing my best to catch up on reading. With so much work on at the moment, I’m afraid I miss a lot, but hopefully things will be less hectic in the weeks to come.

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