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I Came From a Place of Fireflies by [Stanfield, Doug]
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I've been a writer in one form or another for most of my life. At the moment, that total has reached 68 years. In a file drawer upstairs are partially completed science fiction stories I wrote in high school; one short story I published in college; another I wrote at age 10 that the Reader's Digest accepted, a story about my grandfather and bees. Dozens and dozens and dozens of things written with typewriters on paper that's gotten yellow and dry. I keep thinking I'll go through them someday and see if any still have a spark in them, but I think I know that they're going to sound like they were written by a boy who was just practicing. And that's OK, too. 
After college, I wrote investigative reports and case files and proposals for prosecutions in white collar crime cases in my first real job. I got married and needed to be a grownup. My job was to put the facts together, document things sixteen ways from next Thursday, but there were always the words at the center of everything. 
I went to grad school for a degree in journalism after a while, and wrote more in those two years than I had in all the years before. Read more, and learned more, and had more fun, too. I got a job as a reporter in a little newspaper in Ohio after that, then as an editor as a slightly larger small paper in Pennsylvania. 
Then, for 26 years, I worked at a large university in the communications department. I interviewed professors and wrote stories about their research. I interviewed millionaires and wrote stories flattering them because they gave the university money. Along the way, and pretty much on my own time, I developed some innovative tools for global use when the internet became a reality. 
It wasn't a bad life, but it wasn't ideal, either. I did it because I needed to finish some things, pay a mortgage, save for retirement. I felt I had to wait until my sons were up and out and on their own, although it wasn't fair to them, because I was pretty unhappy and hard to be around some times. We patched things up, though. 
A year before I retired from that career to start this one, I had a minor stroke, what my doctor called a 'near miss.' I panicked. What if it had meant I couldn't write? That scared the shit out of me more than any other thought. 
That's when I started writing for myself, for real. Every day. And I published what I wrote on a blog, which let me practice a new genre and get better. It was like I had died and been born again. 
This book is my first, even though I've written a million words over the years. Those were all because someone else wanted to make use of this peculiar tendency I seemed to have. I didn't earn it, and I think for the longest time I didn't really value it. 
I do now. I want to do what I can, as soon as I can and not wait any longer to be who I am.

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  • File Size: 509 KB
  • Print Length: 89 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0692852840
  • Publication Date: February 24, 2017
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B06XBBZMH5
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