Dear One


Dear one,
I never planned to be away this long. Given my way I would write for you daily, or even many times a day. But Life happened. And somehow I found  that it was easier to be absent than to give you any less than my best or my attempt at my best.

Sometimes I would think about a post and see the sequence but feel no zeal to put a finger on the keypad. At others I would hear the gremlins whispering, “Who are you kidding? Do you call that writing?” But everyday I wrote for you in my mind. Sometimes I would flip the page of the daily agenda sheet while listening to some circuitous lecture,  and scribble a line like…

” No matter how she craned or cowered, she couldn’t escape the smell of his sweat or the whiff of stale coffee that assaulted her with each breath.”

And sometimes at dinner something silly would happen and I would tell you all about it in my mind. stories about a gentle giant called One-Men, an asp like lady called Vera, James, a rascally vet with a limp and a power-thirsty rogue called John.

But who knows? I found zeal to write this, tonight, maybe more will follow. Maybe I will find words to share with you what are some of the best experiences of my life. And maybe I will find the magic formula for mixing two passions without killing one and dousing the other. For that we must wait and see.

Tonight, I just want you to know that you mean the world to me and I am glad you read my work. I want to thank you for following my blog, for ignoring the cobwebs, for believing against unbelief. I want to thank you for putting me on your list of favourite writers, sending me DMs, mentions, prayers, the police. Thank you.

Here is to hope and friendship.
Here is to you and all the bsreautiful things you wish yourself.
I love you, God bless you.
Yours Always,
Nta

4 thoughts on “Dear One

  1. Yayyy! I missed you! And I know I will see more of you and read more of you.
    Let this serve to boost your writing spirits and silence the demons. No matter how ‘bad’ that story might be, it’s a whole lot better than a lot of stuff people continue to put out there. So write and make a difference.
    I can’t wait for more brilliant stuff from u!
    It’s in you, like peak milk 😀
    Welcome back

  2. Dear Nta,
    I missed you and wondered where you went, how you were faring, if you had turned your back on writing…a lot of thoughts!
    I’m glad to read this…
    See, perfection comes from trying and you never know how great your writing is until you put it there. Also, learn to rejoice in your imperfections, it’s who you are and we love you and your work. Cut yourself some slack, post the ‘less than perfect’ ‘not your best shot’ works.
    I just want you to know that I am always going to be here(and I know I speak for all your fans)
    Your fan
    Topazo

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