I’ve been writing essays and letters for as long as I can remember. I never asked her how she did it, but my mother got me my first penpal when I turned eight. Vanessa and I wrote to each other for three years. After she stopped, I started writing in my diary to an imaginary penpal.
When the internet became ‘the thing’ I readily embraced email. I became unstoppable with my emails. BUT, it backfired. Unlike me, none of my friends took too well to it. Disappointed, I gave it up and did away with my desire to write. I turned to reading books instead.
Now, I want to tell short stories.