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Dear Saul,

I’m baaaaaaaaaack. Did ya miss me? You can put down the pitchfork and torches now, I know you’re pissed…

I hope. Wouldn’t be much of a homecoming if I didn’t stay long. But yes, even though school sucks the life outta me (I swear, I have a life), I’ve found the time to do a bit of writing. Even though school sucks the life outta me, I managed to plan out a few things. And even though school sucks and will suck the life outta me (I’m a little sore over this), I managed to make a list of things I wanna update you on:

  • I’ve been working alongside some really amazing bloggers and writers, picking up some skills, and hopefully bringing you guys better content. Some of these folks might make the occasional appearance here, and I’ll be updating the friends section so you can go annoy them for me 🙂
  • I completed The President’s Award! I’m really happy to have completed this, and the blog is one of the ways that gave me the drive to finish it. Thanks for the help.
  • I may-or-may not be working on a fully-fledged novel, which is in very early planning. More to follow…
  • I’ve been working on the first few episodes of The Downcast, a new podcast where sit down with a friend and chat about video games while we wait for one to download. The first episode is already up. Quality is, well, crap, but give us credit, it’s passable crap 😉 I’ve also been working alongside other writers, and maybe, in the future, I may have a writing podcast for you to (maybe) enjoy.
  • I have a fun idea for a series of posts, provided I have willing volunteers. I believe it could be called ‘Writing Tennis’. I’ll essentially have a second person, one person writes the opening paragraph to a story, or post, puts on their blog and the other one follows on, either furthering the plot or idea. They post their response, and the first person will follow on from that. Repeat for hilarity. Any volunteers? 😉
  • I have a maths exam Friday. Bugger.
  • Wait that last one wasn’t really interesting.
  • I should probably stop this.
  • Jesus Christ I can’t make lists.
  • What am I doing.
  • Fiachra.
  • Stahp.

So, yeah, that’s, in a slightly broken sense, what I’ve been up to. I have lots of stuff planned for you, and I can’t wait for you to see it all.

Glad to be back,

Best Wishes,

-Fiachra

Day 31, Friday (The Final Day): A vivid memory

My most vivid memory isn’t really a memory, because I’m not even sure it really happened, considering it was so long ago.

In this memory, I’m on a  beach. I used to live near one back in a town called Tramore, playing around sand dunes on sunny days off with the family. But on this particular day, the weather was terrible, grey, cloudy skies, it had rained earlier, but there was no wind. It was… calm.

I had run off a little bit from the rest of my family that day and I remember just standing there on the shore, on my own, just… taking it all in. The salty air, the ominous clouds, the almost grey water. It was more than scenic, it was like something out of a book. I think, looking back, that might’ve been what made me choose to become a writer. Just seeing it made me want to recreate it, to share it.

Maybe I’ll go back there one day, write something by the sea.

Thank you so much for sticking with me during Blog Every Day in May. I’ll be taking a short break to get my bearings, celebrate a birthday, and you can expect me to come back real soon.

Fiachra



Day 1, Wednesday: The story of your life in 250 words or less

Story of my life, eh? Well, there’s not a lot to it, I’m still in my teens, so I’ve got a bit of life left in me still. Here goes:

I was raised a nomad. Perhaps maybe not in the way you would think it, like a family out in a desert, resting by a pool of water with cattle, but I had, and still don’t really have a solid home. The nature of my Dad’s career means we’ve moved a lot: 4 times in my lifetime, nearly 5, with regularly visited relatives on each far corner of Ireland. I suppose I don’t really fancy settling down anywhere permanent; why should I, when there are nearly 5 million other people on this little rock I call home I haven’t met yet (says the socially awkward kid).  I have a brother who i consider to be my best friend and worst enemy all rolled into one frighteningly familiar package. at the moment I live in County Offaly, slap bang in the middle of Ireland, quiet and serene, which is a little disappointing to a guy raised in the seaside town of Tramore, County Waterford, which…. wasn’t, so peaceful. I’m a writer (as if this isn’t already obvious) and a comedian to friends, sometimes a schemer, but not usually with myself in best interest. I’ve never broken a bone, and I consider myself lucky for never having anything more serious than an ear infection. Is there much left to say? A pretty boring life, to some. But it’s mine. There are a million and one opportunities waiting out there and hopefully, I might just be able to pick the right one at the right time.
 

So, 250 words. Not a lot going on, but hey, give it 30 years, I might be able to get back to ye with something a little more interesting 🙂
Look forward to this month, it’ll be good fun.

-Fiachra



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