To those of you who celebrate. And to those of you who do not…Happy Thursday?
I’m sorry it’s been a while since I’ve updated anything. The blame lies squarely with real life and a massive case of writer’s block, so hopefully I’ll be able to get back on track now that I’ve finally finished a new chapter of one of too-many works in progress.
But on a much more somber note, as many of you know by now we recently lost one of our own, unexpectedly and way too soon.
I didn’t “know” Angela, but I didn’t feel right not mentioning her unexpected passing. I’ve followed her stories, both here on WordPress and on FFN for years, so I would like to think I came to know parts of her through her writing. Her flair for witty prose told me she was smart and had an awesome sense of humor. The way she wrote interactions between the characters we’ve come to adore told me she valued friendship and family and that she was fiercely protective of both. Her imagination seemed endless, just like her talent, and our small community is poorer without her in it. But we are richer for having had her been a part of it, if only for a short while.
I can’t even begin to imagine what her family is now going through. Angela leaves behind six children and a fund has been set up to help cover the costs of her funeral and the care of her children. Even though the goal was met within twenty-four hours, it would be wonderful if any of you who’ve enjoyed reading her stories over the years and are able to, to make a donation if you can on this day of giving thanks. But either way I ask that you keep her family in your thoughts and prayers.
Thinking of Angela made me remember how often she would quote the classics in her stories, The Count of Monte Cristo among them. I, however, am not so well read, but in tribute to her I leave you with this…