I recently submitted this essay to a writing contest and I wanted to share it with all of you.
I’d like to thank Christina Welsh for her writing tip and the constant support.
“Let it Flow.”
For years, the idea of my writing being inspired by real life events always scared me. When I had just lost my aunt a few people would read a story or a blog post and they’d warn, “Be careful you don’t expose yourself.” This sentence terrified me to the extent that whenever I wrote something deep, I would walk away from it. Sometimes out of curiosity, I would write a short story and send it to a writing contest. It would lose, and I would never try again.
This all changed four years ago when we were celebrating my grandfather’s last birthday. We were living through a phase of constant anxiety from wondering what…
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