You put everything into love and into a relationship, another person (good or bad).
This is what it’s like to be in love.
But what about when that love comes to an end?
Then come the questions…
Do you miss me?
At what point did you realize us was not something you wanted anymore?
Was I a bad girlfriend?
There are a lot of irrational thoughts. I had them. I desperately needed a way to make me feel like the thoughts I was having weren’t completely crazy.
I needed to write this story (although based on true events, turned into a work of fiction from my own imagination).
I was going through an incredibly difficult breakup at the time I started writing. My story became the one thing I found, to help me deal with how my relationship came to an end, but also the exact thing to help lift me up and out of the fog and the pain. It became an exercise in much-needed catharsis.
ONE LAST KISS
We are very proud of Hazel’s first anthology, and a lot of that is down to your powerful and beautifully wrought stories. Reading through them was a privilege and clearly many of you have researched or the issues have touched you in some way.
The anthology is full of experience, sensitivity and most of all hope.
Little Bird Publishing House
A moving, inspiring and hopeful collection of women’s voices.
“We will rise from the ruins of our broken dreams and stand tall.”
(Angela A. Fardellone)
An anthology of fiction about moving on and standing tall after experiences of emotional and physical abuse. Stories about women searching for freedom, recovery and love.
In this collection of stories, Hazel Robinson, author of ‘Something Missing’ has brought together some of the best emerging voices in the Romance genre to create a collection of stories that are both emotional and inspiring. A collection of stories written by women for women in order to explore the ideas of self-discovery, rebirth and finding love and hope after periods of darkness.
Interwoven into these stories are poems that offer beauty and reconciliation.
I am incredibly grateful to Hazel. She not only had the idea to pursue the anthology, but she took a chance on my story, allowing it to be a part of this collection of women’s narratives on love, loss, and rebirth.
Thank you to her and to Little Bird Publishing House over in London, England.
Letting go isn’t easy. In fact, it’s downright hard to do – hardest thing I’ve ever done.
One year later and I hope time has healed and provided me with some much-needed perspective.
Next week I will write more on my thought process for One Last Kiss, why I needed to write it when and how I did, and the universal questions I still continue to ask.