Pictured above is the Brother Word Processor that introduced me to modern typing technology. It was a revelation, since my first typewriter was an old Royal pound-the-keys-hard machine that wore the fingerprints off both hands. Some writers of habit never did take up word processing, and I admit to being a hard sell myself, but somewhere along the way, I saw the benefits and took up the practices of desktop publishing and self-publishing. Of course, computers were the next game changers, and I made myself learn a little about those, too!
Producing my own short stories and novelettes and other products has occupied me (through my own established BAT Publishing) for a major portion of my life. While “Seawind” — see the blog “My Writing Life Xposed” — always was my main project, other tasty tidbits cried out from somewhere inside me to be created and fixated on paper. And I always obliged my gut instincts.
The following — “Cry Wolf” — is one of my short story efforts that let’s animals do the talking, a method of story telling of which I became fond at an early stage of my writing endeavors. (For more on that method, enjoy my blog “Horses and Animals Are Talkin”.)
***** Cry Wolf:
Over the years, I found much satisfaction in producing my own work, as self-publishing allowed me to choose my own markets, work at my own deadlines, and freely share information with other writers and artists, notably across the Internet.
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+++++Credit: Photo and Story from the personal and copyrighted collection of Barbara Anne Helberg
+++++(Note: Scanning of two originally typed papers was used to reproduce “Cry Wolf” for this blog post.) bah
+++++The author’s short story Roughcraft ArtWork creations can be discovered at “Short Stories and Story Art “.