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Life’s Potpourri of Sweet Madness

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 Life’s Potpourri of Sweet Madness

By BR Chitwood

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I’ve lived life, some of it given to writing novels, short stories, flash fiction, poetry, and songs, much too much of it given to chasing the illusive butterflies in my mind…a cute euphemistic couplet for looking for love in liquor-juice joints where pretty perfumed  ladies congregate to diminish the aroma of alcohol and smoke and make themselves available if the matching system worked its magic…it was, one might say, a large part of my existence. (Call it a lure to one of my twenty books, a memoir titled “The Cracked Mirror.”)

“The Cracked Mirror” was written as much for me as for the reading public, but the book does go a long way in outlining the not so whirlwind aspects of my existence. If anyone could be interested in a ‘hill boy’s story’, the book is on Amazon. Had the book been available when I was teaching ‘Writing’, I would have brazenly made it ‘required reading’…under the hyped heading of ‘How Not to Live Your Life’.

The truth is, like so many lives, there have been for me awe and wonder, beauty, college, the US Navy, film and acting work, lovely women, marriages, divorces, children to die for – my own and the satellite children as well. The offset: Sadness and too much Regretting. All in all, I equate my life with so many others. Each of us has these elements in our lives. There are good decisions and there are bad decisions, good dreams, bad dreams.

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So, writing sustains me, gives me a voice in the great scheme of things, and, maybe a few people will read me, feel somehow benefitted by the flow of my words.

I just write and do very little marketing except for blog posts and Twitter.

At least, I’m out there in the ‘Sphere’!

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BR Chitwood – March 30, 2021

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See my 20 books/blog posts/poetry at:

https://www.brchitwood.com

Follow me on twitter.com/@brchitwood“TheCr

6 comments on “Life’s Potpourri of Sweet Madness

  1. Giggling and sharing! Sounds like a must-read, Billy Ray.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. B R Chitwood says:

      Thanks, dear Bette. Always my best.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. I surely appreciate your writing, Billy Ray. I’m glad you dove in. All my best.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. B R Chitwood says:

      Your comments mean a lot, good Tim. All good things to you.

      Liked by 1 person

  3. So glad you’re out here in the Sphere, Billy Ray! Writing can save our souls. 💖

    Liked by 1 person

    1. B R Chitwood says:

      Lovely Thought, WP! I’ll lock it in!

      Liked by 1 person

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