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Why We Write Part II

I really appreciated everyone's thoughts on my pevious post about the story in my mother's file cabinet.

I was leaning toward rewriting it -- after the initial emotions wore off. I flew back to Albuquerque in time for Pat Murphy to fly in. She stayed with me for the weekend.

I told her about finding the story in mom's files, and suddenly realized I'd written the story at Clarion West and Pat was my teacher that week. She remembered the story. Okay, that's not quite right. She remembered the symbols in the story. Two big symbols. Two? Oh my god she was right. I was so focused on one of the symbols -- the labyrinth -- that I'd missed the second -- the house. The story is even named for the house.

So we talked about it and some missing pieces fell right into place. So yes, I am going to rewrite the story. The first version was for my mother. The next
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Congratulations. And what a wonderful, magical way to come to the decision.
Don't you just love it when the Universe conspires to give you an answer!
Wow, it seems that the stars have aligned for this story. And to have memory such as your friend did on the symbolism, well that, just rocks.
Yeah. Now I just have to find time to rewrite the thing!!!
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