“Since we are having a deep conversation I’d like to know when you are going to visit? Home I mean,” Ethan said. He sounded ready to scold her.
“You know I want to go home but I just...I haven’t even taken a vacation in years. I’m trying really hard to make things work here. It’s been tiring. I don’t need distractions.”
“I know you are waiting to have accomplished your goals so you can go back home and rub it in everyone’s faces. But they didn’t believe in you or support you, so screw them. You don’t need them. Clearly. Besides, they will never give you the validation you are looking for. Your grandmother is still there. She loves you and needs you.”
“I regret ever having heart to hearts with you,” she said. She was teasing but there was a heaviness in her chest as his words struck home. As they usually did.
“Why did I even invite you out here?” She peered up at him at last.
“Because it’s beautiful,” Ethan said, tucking a strand of hair behind her ear.
I've been trying to keep up with my writing challenge set for myself at the beginning of the year but unsurprisingly I have stalled. Life has stalled.
It feels as though the world is waiting. Waiting to release that in-held breath. We are waiting for time to pass and inevitably it will. We shall settle down to a new redefined normal. In the meantime, I am pressing on hoping to be as productive as I can. One thing I am most afraid of is wasting time. I don't care where you stand on the events of the last few weeks. What I think we can all agree on is how fragile our world is and has always been even if we didn't realize it until recently.
Now we must pick ourselves up and begin again. Hopefully, we will mend and come out stronger.
- Contemporary Rom-Com: Coming in May or Early June.
- Historical Fiction: I have been working on another book in my Forgotten Women of History series. Stay Tuned. I shall be posting more about it soon. :)