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London – November 5th, 1988
All hopes of me trying to kickstart my love life seemed to have failed. There has been so much else going on in my life over the last few months that I’ve disregarded it, and now Cupid seems to be paying me back.
The date I had with David last night was a disaster. I might as well have been on a date with a broomstick because David had as much energy as a piece of plasterboard. The broomstick would have come in handy for me to have made my escape. However, maybe I’m a little unfair in what I say because I really just do not feel in the mood for any romance at the moment. It’s the wrong time, and I should have stuck with using my energy on something else.
Meanwhile, Simon is all loved-up to the eyeballs with somebody by the name of Robert. I met him for the first time this evening, and they do seem the perfect match. After the experience I had with Simon in Amsterdam, they seem well-suited. Judging by the sounds coming from Simon’s bedroom, it wasn’t only the fireworks making all the banging noises tonight. Good luck to them.
Welcome to this new feature for 2018 on Hugh’s Views and News. In this feature, I’ll be sharing snippets from my diary of 1988. We’ll also take a trip in Hugh’s Music Time machine to hear some songs from the 1980s which have been chosen by some specially invited guests.
This week my guest is somebody I’ve become very good friends with. Our blogging paths crossed in 2014 when we were both new in the blogging world. We often talk about how far we’ve both come with our writing since then. Just the fact that we both celebrate five years of blogging next year is proof that the world of blogging is important to both of us. Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome the author, poet, writer, and blogger, Colleen M. Chesebro.
Colleen is a writer and author of YA fantasy and magical realism, cross-genre fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. She loves all things magical which may mean that she could be experiencing her second childhood – or not. That part of her life hasn’t been fully decided yet.
A few years ago, a mystical experience led her to renew her passion for writing and storytelling. These days she resides in the fantasy realm of the Fairy Whisperer where she writes the magical poetry and stories that the fairy nymphs whisper to her in her dreams.
Colleen won the Little and Laugh Flash Fiction Contest sponsored by the Carrot Ranch Literary Community.com in November 2017 for her piece, called, “The Bus Stop.” Her debut novel, “The Heart Stone Chronicles: The Swamp Fairy,” won gold in the 2017 AuthorsDB.com cover contest.
Colleen lives in Colorado with her husband. When she is not writing, she enjoys spending time with her husband and friends. She also loves gardening, reading, and crocheting old-fashioned doilies into works of art.
Colleen’s most recent book is Fairies, Myths, & Magic ~ A Summer Celebration.
Step into a world where fairies, dragons, and other magical beings converge in a collection of poetry and short stories inspired by the celebration of Litha, the Summer Solstice.
Meet Drac, a dragon cursed by his own poisonous deeds, and two pixies who help an old man remember a lost love. You’ll meet a pair of fairies with a sense of humour, and a young girl who fulfils her destiny after being struck by lightning. Learn what happens when a modern witch’s spell goes terribly wrong. Meet the Sisters of the Fey, a group of Slavic Witches who sign a pact with the Rusalki Fey to preserve their magic for the good of all.
Atmospheric and haunting, the prose and poetry, will rewrite the mythologies of the past bringing them into the future.
Click here to buy Fairies, Myths, & Magic.
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Colleen’s song choice is Don’t You Want Me by The Human League.
Released in 1981, Don’t you Want Me was the 1981 Christmas Number One in the UK. It has gone on to sell nearly two million copies and was voted by the British public as the nations 7th most favourite 1980s number one single. The song went on to become a number one hit single in Belguim, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, Norway, and the U.S.A.
It looks as if nobody wanted me, when it came to love, in early November 1988. Do you have a favourite song connected to being alone? Share a link to it in the comments.
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