In Writer in Residence

Written by: Collette Cottingham


Allara walked into my living room while I was enjoying a cool crystal glass of water. She sat down and started telling me her story.

We all have a story. A story that can captivate your heart and steal your thoughts. A story that can take us worlds away or into the next room. A story can take you on a vacation. You know that good book you can’t put down. Well you can put it down, you just don’t want to.

Today was a fabulous day! I spent the day out and about with family. At the end of the day I was ready to mentally check out when Allara entered. I wasn’t mentally equipped to listen, but her story was so intriguing I found myself alive with excitement.

You never know when a story will explode into your mind, sometimes it is the middle of the night, mid day or early morning. Today Allara’s story arrived at dusk. I set everything aside, because I realized that her story was important.

We are all important. Our stories are important. I am worth setting everything aside for and so are you!



Inspiration Challenge: Tell me about a story that wouldn’t leave your thoughts.

Write On Ladies, Write On!



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