Lorna Loves to Write

26th September 2011

Lorna loves to write.  Her first short story, written on a yellow legal pad when she was six, starred a family of mice.  The next year, she wrote a poem about black roses, which caused her teacher to request a meeting with her parents.  Lorna has been trying to cheer the hell up ever since.

She was a kid on a New York Island, and grew up in the Highlands of Scotland.  While there, she couldn’t wait to get off the mountain.  These days, she spends a lot of time trying to go back.

Lorna left University twice.  She wanted to stop reading other people’s writing and concentrate on her own.  These days, she spends a lot of time trying to go back.

Lorna is on wheels, and her day-job involves making the world a more accessible place.  She walks up stairs on the promise of beer and conversation.  She has been dragged up a hill backwards.

Lorna lives with her boyfriend and a cat who thinks she’s a dog.  Her Dad was her first best friend and he’s still on the list.  Sad songs and bad coffee make her cry.  She cries when she’s happy, too.  This confuses people who don’t know she cries when she’s happy, too.  She does not care.

Lorna loves to travel and then write about it.  She once fell off a toilet in Pisa, Italy.   She hasn’t written about it.  Ok, maybe she has, but only once.  Twice.

Lorna cannot read maps.  She doesn’t care.

Closer to home, she and her boyfriend like to kiss (each other)  in public.  It’s disgusting.  They do not care.

Lorna is not normally known by her initials, nor does she like to talk about herself in third-person.


(Inspired by a new online writing community.  Details can be found here.)

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  • Reply Marjory 26th September 2011 at 3:01 pm

    Big ole like!

    • Reply LKD 27th September 2011 at 4:47 pm

      Thought you would! 🙂

  • Reply Carol 26th September 2011 at 3:29 pm

    Very interesting – the concept of writing about oneself in the third party. I wonder how it would differ from writing about oneself in the first party. I suspect it adds a feeling of objectivity, perhaps anonymity. I enjoyed it!

    • Reply LKD 27th September 2011 at 4:53 pm

      If you try it, feel free to share!

  • Reply Sharon 26th September 2011 at 4:46 pm

    Always a pleasure to read you.

    • Reply LKD 27th September 2011 at 9:39 am

      You, too! No, really! 🙂

  • Reply free2live282000 26th September 2011 at 5:00 pm

    What interested me was the lines that went back continually, “She does not care.” It endeared me to “her” because they are things that others don’t care about either, but simply don’t say out loud. I enjoy the honesty, the flow of the piece, and the simplicity. And, I went to the writing group and sent in my email. 🙂

    • Reply LKD 27th September 2011 at 4:49 pm

      Glad you joined up!

  • Reply Mike 27th September 2011 at 12:29 am

    Thanks for the link. We got more writers! You win the awesomeness lottery.

    • Reply LKD 27th September 2011 at 9:38 am

      More writers are awesome!

  • Reply thoughtsappear 3rd October 2011 at 5:44 pm

    I’m a crier, too. I find it really frustrating.

  • Reply Jacqueline 10th October 2011 at 8:35 pm

    Really appreciate your honesty and love your sense of humor in your writing!

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