About the writer:
The flood gates are open; she cried joyfully and allowed the intense pleasure to wash over her. The gentle waves lapped her soul and embalmed her with inner peace and self-acceptance. Once opened she couldn’t stop the flow of words and the short stories were keeping her up in their haste to be born on the serene white page. This was exactly what she had been meant to do with her life.
There were so many experiences she could draw on, so much living had been done in her 45 years on earth. Her mind virtually boiled over with ideas, plots and characterizations she could use in the years left to her. She would be able to change readers’ lives with a mere sentence, a wisp of seduction, a hint of illusion.
She kept a notebook beside her bed in which she could write down the nightly magnificence of her thoughts or a simple dream. These things filled her and the need to eat and drink became a distant memory. She could now be happy in herself and did not need to rely on anyone to fill the void that had always been there inside her since she could remember.
The psychologists had tried to fill that void with depression medication and anti-anxiety drugs. This, she felt, distanced her from the creativity that was her natural gift. She had no clear thoughts, no visual ideas and she dreaded taking the medication. Each tablet represented a void, a loss of emotion; a loss of being.
Now that she was found; her face would no longer be pasted on milk cartons and people would not feel sympathy for her lost soul. Writing, the soaring medication of words, had found her hiding place and had teased her out for the world to see.
You can contact me on Facebook: Vanessa Wright or on Twitter @Artysoul1966 or e-mail Artysoul1966@yahoo.com.
I have been published in My kort vir jou sop: http://www.amazon.com/kort-vir-jou-sop-ebook and Write for Light: http://www.amazon.com/Write-Light-Collection-Darkness-ebook/dp/B00DY73T9U/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1379010972&sr=1-1&keywords=write+for+light as well as Authors’ Choice Select Anthologies: http://authorschoiceselectanthologies.weebly.com/