hello out there. yes, this is my very first post here, i think. however, as novice as i’d like to feel, i’d be lying if i said this was truly my first blog.
i may (i will claim plausible deniability as to the details) have tried to write a blog (quite unsuccessfully, i might add) many many years ago, when blogging first came about and all was novel with such pastimes.
what is my reason for making a second attempt, aside from the multitude of really attractive-looking do-it-yourself blogging formats? writing. that’s the reason. i have been recently plagued with the desire to write, mostly flash fiction (what a sexy moniker) and poetry. and a plague it is, especially because it comes to me at all unacceptable hours of the day and night. i’m not sure, but i would wager a guess that this is the way many writers feel, and i’m keen to make acquaintance with those lucky individuals.
but as much as the urge to write can be a malediction of sorts, it has served as a blessed outlet for the inner machinations of my brain, which has lain partially dormant for an embarrassing number of years.
and i will not stand for that any more. not one more moment.
and so it begins.
i will endeavor to place entertaining bits and pieces here, illustrated by my own trial-and-error photography or pencil drawings. it would please me greatly if you would:
read. enjoy (as the spirit moves you). perhaps write a bit of your own (on your own paper, of course).
and as i’m a closet rule-follower and stickler for a modicum of tasteful and polite commentary, i will give consideration to pertinent discussion, constructive criticism, and even (gasp!) complimentary statements. needless to say, anything unfitting or inappropriate will be removed.
and as they say in my little corner of the world, welcome!
mariah (aka hupsutupsu)