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This is my quest. To follow that star! No matter how hopeless, no matter how far.

  • EBrightly Lit
    The village of Brightly, British Columbia is a small, isolated place where everyone knows everyone, with a strong sense of community. A community that starts to include colourful little ponies.
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  • 3 weeks
    This one is Cryptic

    I prefer, this original version to start writing to.

    Pain or not, the muse must be obeyed. I know no fear, but a story untold.

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  • 3 weeks
    Frack, Frell, Faldercarb, and other fun words.

    That's me right now.

    Though I have been recovering from my back injury, the rate of healing has been slow. Too slow, even for an older pony such as myself. I finally dragged my carcass over to a professional back-cracker who I know and has seen me in the past enough to know that when I show up in his office it's because I am in genuine pain.

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  • 5 weeks
    Update on the hiatus

    Just dashing off a quick note here.

    Medically speaking, I'm healing. The back muscles are slinking back into place slowly but surely. Sadly, the meds are still kicking my ass into bed for 10-11 hours a day. So, still no writing. :(

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  • 5 weeks
    Short hiatus

    Just dashing off a quick note here.

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  • 9 weeks
    Hippity Hoppity, Clippity Cloppity

    So, things are actually going damn well just now.

    • My son is about to move in with me.
    • Brightly Lit 2 has been received well.
    • Mental health issues are at a minimum
    • Physical health is overall good, for someone of my age.
    • My D&D group is about to attack the original Tomb of Horrors about 3 hours from now.

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There will be a delay... · 9:11pm Oct 30th, 2019

..in the publishing of the next chapter of Brightly Lit.

I found out last night that I'm going to need to take bereavement leave from work for a few days. Writing will resume as soon as possible.

Report Penalt · 105 views · Story: Brightly Lit · #delay #writing #death #funeral #mourning #family
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Comments ( 7 )

Aiet, what are you doing here? Go, be with your family! Don't worry about "as soon as possible", take all the time you need.

I agree with Venerable Ro, go be with your family. We can wait, they cannot.

Darn, sorry to hear that something like this has happened. Gonna echo Venerable Ro and Jamin. Go be with your family and take however much time you need.

Take the time you need. You've been so productive of late, I doubt anyone could contend with your need for time to mourn and rebalance.

Arranging transport some 700 miles north. Ironically, the route will likely take me right past where Brightly is set.

Take all the time you need, we'll be here.

Take all the time you need, don't worry about us and we will wait as along as needed for you to be ready to write again. :fluttercry:

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