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Location: Greenbank Wa
Gender: Female
Born: 04/05/1960
Interests: Kayaking, exercising, reading,
Member: Premier Author
Joined: August 2018
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Flyaway1: I am so thankful for being a member of Fanstory. I feel like I have made a circle of friends. It has helped with my personal struggles and oh my goodness, I have laughed at reviews and all the clever things people have written to me. When I get the chance, I try to review - I am in awe of the talent in this site.

I am a week away from being 61. ( my photo was taken a couple days ago). I have three adult children and 8 grandkids.
March 26, 2021 at 1:56AM

Flyaway1: Sometimes, I get discouraged with my writing. Then I remember I am writing to ground myself- to work out distorted thinking- to find the truth that I need. Writing has been a very healing process for me.
When, I remembered why I started writing, it does not matter if I am good or not.
What matters is that I am taking care of myself.
I am thankful for the circle of writings on this site, who have taught me so much about writing.
June 9, 2020 at 11:36PM
    Drew Delaney: It takes lots of work before we become confidant in writing, and even then, it doesn?t come easy! Just keep at it!
    June 10, 2020 at 2:40PM

FanStory wrote to Flyaway1: My Prayer to God finished second in the contest "Dear God,"
October 30, 2019 at 2:10AM

FanStory wrote to Flyaway1: Healing Love finished second in the contest "3-5-3"
May 10, 2019 at 5:10AM
    WalkerMan: Congratulations, Karen.
    May 10, 2019 at 4:49PM

FanStory wrote to Flyaway1: She Did Not Lock Her Door. finished third in the contest "She didn't lock her door"
November 5, 2018 at 6:10PM

FanStory wrote to Flyaway1: The Horror of Route 2A finished second in the contest "HOrror"
November 3, 2018 at 2:10AM

FanStory wrote to Flyaway1: One Fall Day finished third in the contest "I Remember"
October 10, 2018 at 2:10PM
    michaelcahill: A wonderfully uplifting story told beautifully. I felt sorry for the voters. So many great writes. Congrats! :))
    October 10, 2018 at 2:38PM
    Flyaway1: Thank you for your votes.
    I was surprised; a nice surprise. I didn?t promote it.
    I shared w my daughter. She said: ?I remember too.?
    I think we will end up revising this story with both our memories.
    October 11, 2018 at 10:24AM

Flyaway1: I also write for children. This is my fun and I am good with life writing. I am going to submit one of my poems for children. I wrote it for my daughter, who is a cancer survivor. She is now in her thirties w two beautiful girls.
August 20, 2018 at 10:34PM

FanStory wrote to Flyaway1: Walking Still finished third in the contest "The best God poem "
August 15, 2018 at 11:10PM
    Flyaway1: Thank you. This was a deeply painful day, but this writing helped me to move forward.
    Writing hears the pain of our soul.
    August 20, 2018 at 1:54AM

Flyaway1: Hi,
My name is Karen. I live on an island in the puget sound among tall trees and wreckless sea.
I started writing about two years ago as a tool to help manage my mental illness. I was diagnosed w a complex mood disorder in part due to a very traumatic childhood of abuse. It has been a great outlet for releasing pain and correcting some of my very distorted thinking.
My writing is extremely personal and can be hard to read. I am a novice. Many tears have come with the writing. It is very raw, emotional, intense and yet strong and hopeful at times.
I have had good recovery for almost 3 years now. I am not cured, but I have the tools to survive.
My focus and hope is that some of my writings will resonate w others with similar limitations.

I am a survivor.
August 10, 2018 at 3:00PM
    Joy Graham: Welcome Karen! Many of us here write for therapy. I do. You bless our writing community by sharing your work with us. I wish you nothing but the best in your writing journey.
    August 10, 2018 at 3:06PM
    trimple: Nice to meet you Karen. Welcome on board. I was also abused, but, I wouldn't give my father the time of day to let him still fuck me over. Don't let the bastards grind you down. There's no fresh fruit in the maggot broth of yesterday. Chin-up girl.

    hugs x
    August 10, 2018 at 5:12PM
    Dreamer18: Hello Karen, it is an honor to have you here for I am very new to this.. ☺️ I am also a survivor.. That lives with a lot of mental ailments. And all of my poetry is raw, written from the depths of my grief and moments of love and joy, I'm heading to read your poetry after this.. 😊 remember. Out of suffering have emerged the STRONGEST SOULS, the most massive characters are seared with SCARS. Chin up and always strive to be better for you.
    August 10, 2018 at 5:31PM

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