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I live in Aran

Go read this. A beautiful love story, a real life one, about how the newest Haiku Challenge member came to fall in love and end up in Aran, Ireland. A great story and great writing. I’ve read it twice already. And yes, that’s her home. Wow!

aran Ireland

The Aran Artisan

When I was age twenty-five, someone very dear to me died tragically in a motorcycle accident. In nearly identical circumstances my father was also taken twelve years prior. I never truly mourned the first loss, therefore I spent most of the next year grieving doubly. Hours a day walking the beach proved very therapeutic. As a self-employed seamstress I afforded this indulgence by working until the wee hours of the morning, awoken from sleep by the sunrise and my enthrallment with collecting sea glass. Perhaps someday I would make a glass curtain, the kind I remembered my dad had, only his was beads in a doorway that chinkled when we unavoidably brushed through them to enter his music room. Steely Dan, Doobie Brothers, The Rolling Stones, Boston, and Aerosmith were his favourite vinyl choices. I more often preferred my mother’s picks of ABBA and John Denver, but they are all…

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Ronovan Hester is an author, with a debut historical adventure novel Amber Wake: Gabriel Falling now on available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle. "5.0 out of 5 stars: Now, I want to warn you… this is not your typical pirate tale! It’s BETTER!" "5.0 out of 5 stars: Totally unpredictable and a real gem of a discovery - Highly Recommended" "5.0 out of 5 stars: An action packed journey to piracy and revenge – all in the name of the crown, queen and county – set in 1705." He shares his life of problems and triumphs through his blog His love of writing, authors and community through his online world has led to a growing Weekly Haiku Challenge, Weekly Fiction Prompt Challenge, and the creation of a site dedicated to book reviews, interviews and author resources known as

One thought on “I live in Aran

  1. Ronovan, I am just floored and flattered by this. This has always been my most meaningful post but so few views, maybe because I wrote it in the first week of blogging and I only recently linked it to my About page, maybe too long for some? I’ve just woken to views, likes, and comments on it that have taken me by surprise. And a reblog from you 🙂 I am just so honored and excited! I can’t thank you enough for this tremendous encouragement and exposure. Melissa Xx

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