Which One Am I— a Blogger or a Writer?

Portrait of a Girl with long dark Hair

A log in a fireplace.

parts of a short story-in-progress . . .

Red coals glow among gray ashes in the fireplace. A log tumbles and sparks flame into an orange blaze. Suddenly the room is filled with a warm, tranquil atmosphere. I don’t feel warm or calm, right now.  But I realize why I came back to San Saba.  I came to end something . . . so that I can begin my life anew.  Without Whit.

From this day forward . . . without you, Whit Langley,  I promise–I’ll get by.

© Copyright, 2013 Freeda Baker Nichols

(from my short story or novelette)

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Quotes from my diary and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“I am never indifferent and never pretend to be, to what people say or think of my books. They are my children, and I like to have them liked.”  Quote by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Excerpt from my 1980 diary:  ” I understand this quotation by Longfellow. My writing, too, is a part of me and I want people to like it. I must realize,  of course, that not all people will like what I write, just as not all people like me. I must learn to be content with those who do like me.”

Freeda Baker Nichols