Motionless: A note to my dad.

Hi, Daddy.

It has been well over a year since you’ve left me. Don’t worry, life is still moving on without you, even though I have attempted to claw my fingers into the ground just to freeze time. No one lets me. I still have to go to work, see people, smile.

I have made it through a round of special days without you. Holding back tears and gulping them away just before the days start. Laughing like my heart isn’t in a million pieces.

I talk to you when I am alone sometimes. I don’t know if you can hear me, but it is nice to pretend you are there. Even for a few minutes.

I don’t know what else to say that I don’t already say every day. I feel abandoned. I feel robbed. I feel lost.

Goodnight, Daddy Eugene.

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Erika Damn Castle!

I've always been told that I'm an adventurous girl and I cannot deny any of it. I would love to see the world and experience all of the stories it has to tell me. I am a child of the arts, developing my senses in music, painting, sketching, crafting, et cetera. But writing... it was a talent I believe I was born with. I'm not saying I'm an amazing (grammatically correct) author, just that I'm a natural storyteller. I can remember from the time that I learned how to read and write, I was eager to create my own world. I would scribble out tons of poems and short stories, then forcibly share them with my family (or even with my classmates). One of those stories resulted in the creation of this blog. Black Tears. As a child with an already wild imagination, I would always have these equally crazy dreams. One of those dreams was so vivid, that I awoke in the middle of the night and jotted down everything I could remember. From that point, the dream evolved into a poem, then a short story, and then to a complete story. It is the fruit of my 20 year procrastinating labor, and has been published into a book (the first of its series). Tune in to stay updated on the growth of myself as an author and the series. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have loved creating it! XX , Erika

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