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The Phoenix, like Cate, will rise from the ashes

Okay, I think yesterday’s post was a bit of a downer. But then, I was in a rather down mood yesterday. All the talk about the new year, and new beginnings, blah, blah, blah. It just got to me. I am still nursing a very broken heart, and so the holiday cheer just got on my nerves, I guess. I won’t say that I’m feeling better, but I do have a better perspective.

And I am excited for the start of the challenge. I am so grateful to have found a supportive group with the ROW80 participants. I’m ready to start writing again. I have a feeling that my first attempts will be a bunch of drivel about broken hearts and lost loves and all that sentimental, weepy blech. But I’m expecting it, so I’m prepared for it. And I will get it out of my system and move on to write better things.

This isn’t the first time I’ve been down, and I sure as hell know it won’t be the last. But I shan’t wallow. I shall use these past experiences to become a better, stronger person and writer. I am the Phoenix. I will rise again!

Cue the trumpets blaring in a rousing fanfare, synchronized with a soft golden glow around me, sitting at my desk holding my favorite fountain pen. The glow increases until it is a blinding light encompassing me. The trumpets slowly fade as a single haunting violin note, steady, low, and melancholy, floats the image away as we fade to black.

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