So, dear writer friends, how do you stay secure? All my bloggy friends (who I’m so terrified of losing because of the domain change)– any words of advice? All my reader friends, will you buy The Forge Anthology ? Are we following each other on Twitter and Facebook ?
I’ve stared at this photo in the past years, and imagined her growing up, growing older, falling in love, getting married, becoming a mother.
But there she sits, a teenager on a sunny afternoon, surrounded by classmates, ‘tiffins’ full of food, steel dinner plates (in the days before the scourge of plastic and thermocol), a skinny street dog behind her and that confident half-smirk-smile she always wore. And there I am, by her side, unknowing that one day, this photograph would be all I would have of her, as I sit at my table, writing.