A deserved shout out to Emily for helping me with the world of blogoligy. If that were a course, I just copyrighted that! I think a few times when she explained all the things I could do I may have overdone the deer in headlights look. Just run me over! So please, enlarge the throw me a bone, and make it a hambone! At least then, I can turn it into some killer soup.
I'm looking forward to comments and critiques (shame*shame) on my short stories and poems. I appreciate everyone that has come to see my blog and visited. Stay for awhile! There are refreshments in the back. Walk around, read stories posted (luckily I only have 3 stories!) and I will always try to comment and check out everyone's blogs, too. With that said, moving on to the next segment...
DID IT EVER HAPPEN TO YOU???
Last year, I was asked to write a story for my work's magazine (which I will post another time). I had participated in a protest rally for Medicaid cutbacks at the Capitol Building steps in Olympia,
WA. Since I work with Adults with Developmental Disabilities this was a huge deal to them. It had been quite some time since I had last written anything beyond emails to friends. A couple years at least. I took my time, wrote it out, got some high 5's, sent it off and it made the cover page. And of course to my disgust, they had to shorten it a bit to make the cover. After reading their cutback version, the vibe was off a bit. It seemed the phrases they re-phrased took the voice I had in the story away. To me, I could see the difference. What made matters worse, they credited the story to my boss since she was the one that turned it in! Ha!
HAS SOMETHING SIMILAR EVER HAPPENED TO YOU?