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It's been over 12 weeks. A lifetime it feels like. A very different lifetime than I was prepared for.

I feel like I'm trying to build a house, but I picked up the wrong set of tools. My toolbox is empty and yet I continue to pound at the nails with my bare fists and rip at the lumber with my fingernails. The house isn't get built as quick as I'd like using this method, nor is it as secure as I hoped. The drafts continue to blow in through the chinks and the foundation is rocking to and fro. I am trying to own this rattletrap structure as my own, yet it bears no resemblence to the structure that once stood.

Every once in a while my hand rakes the bottom of the toolbox, knowing it's empty, but hoping, by some miracle that a hammer or a screw driver or even nail remains from the previous construction. There is nothing there, and I continue to build with what little I'm left with, because it's all I can do.

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The following comments are for "Mortally Wounded"
by nameless

Mortally wounded
You paint a vivid picture of frustration. I do wish you could have found a way to tell us what happened over 12 weeks ago that you're writing about. I'm left wondering, feeling my own sense of frustration.

( Posted by: Cyn [Member] On: July 21, 2004 )

if you click on my name, above, you'll see all my posts which tell the tale up until this point. i wasn't expecting people to take an interest in this, so didn't make it very user friendly.

( Posted by: nameless [Member] On: July 23, 2004 )

Do make it user friendly. This is some amazing writing, every piece has more than one gem in it. Stunning phrases that say to me you are an exceptional writer. Not one piece of sentimental drivel, in-spite of your obviously painful experience. My writing hat is off to you. I have read them all but don't have time to comment. So I will rate each one. Maybe I should save time and tell you they are probably all a ten. lol. my warmest regards to you, and know that this reader, at least, is taking a heartfelt interest in your work. huni. (ps I would love to see you give yourself a name, it might be time now?)

( Posted by: Huni [Member] On: July 25, 2004 )

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