Earlier this month, I was informed of a contest for a short story. I brought it into work to get some of the children I work with in on it, but I decided to try as well. And thus, November was a month of trial and error for me as I started a brand new story. And boy, what a month.
What started out as one thing quickly changed to branching paths in the story, and from that, several different endings. Suddenly, I had many different tabs open and each one had a different path. But what really got me back to form was when one of my students asked to read it and another told me about the one she was working on.
So, not wanting to look like a novice for these kids, I sat down and picked one idea and went from there, starting over entirely from scratch. And I am happy to say that I have finished penning my newest work. Of course, now comes the editing and revisions and all that fun stuff, but “Aria of a Revolution” is otherwise written.
I feel pride for everything I write, but this one takes a special place in my heart. It’s a different form from anything else I’ve done, and I’m looking forward to sharing it with everyone, eventually. Until then, please look forward to it.