I am a mother, grandmother, sister, nurse and was forced into early retirement due to a thyroidectomy gone bad. Presently, no one wants to listen to my awful speaking voice. Allow me to also mention that, I was a singer. I really tried to do my part of ministering in song to those who listened. Some would say, I did a good job (smile).
I believe that in our darkness times, if we allow ourselves to listen, we have the opportunity to spiritually grow. In my darkest hours of depression and solitude, from out of no where, a light touched my inner spirit and characters filled my mind with stories that entertained me. They comforted me by telling me stories that sometimes made me laugh, cry and question my truths. But more importantly, they let me know that they didn't mind the absence of a clear crisp speaking or singing voice. It was my special time, to just listen and be ministered unto.
One character said, "Marie, you don't need a voice to be remembered as a good person who did a good job. The speaking voice will be forgotten when the recording is no longer played and/or apart of the new world's technology. However, the written word will remain within the spirit of the writer. Each one who reads that written word will always feel the presence of you. Now, go to your computer and write these stories, my child."
Because I found these stories unique, comforting and having an interesting premise, I would like to share them with you. I understand that the goal of this site is to have hundreds of reads in order to make it to the editor's desk. I will not be disappointed if I don't meet you there. It might be that my journey's purpose is to give you the encouragement to make it through your day.
Thanks Harper Collins for this site. Sincerely. Marie
E. Lynn Harris
Dr. Debarha Watson
and many more
I am also a fan of everyone who has the courage to submit their work to this site!
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