.........................that was....... sad.................... it reminded me of myself a little bit.....................
I got teased for being such a book freak......... but my best friend was always there...... and I turned out ok!
Author's Response: Yeah, best friends are good. I normally don't talk about that rather dark chapter in my history, but I figured that since I am anonymous on here, no one would know anyways! NZrn
I would never think there was such a sad history behind the girl who writes the beautiful poems.
Author's Response: Thank you, both for the review, and for the compliment. I really have changed, because you would guess from my name that I write horror or something 8-) NZ
I must admit that I never imagined that someone would have so complex and interesting a history behind a pen name. I'm afraid to post my own story now, because it pales in comparison. Thank you for responding to the challenge, Nazgrrl.
Author's Response: You should post it. I certainly didn't write this essay to scare off the author of the challenge. 8-) You certainly welcome to that part of my history. You can keep it even!! (Not that it is worth keeping) As I said to Gemini, I thought I owed people an explanation of why my name doesn't correspond to the poems I write. NZ
One word: Wow. That was amazing. Ok, that was a word and a sentence, but you get the idea!
Author's Response: Thank your. I really thought that I owed people an explanation for the name that doesn't match my writing. 8-) NZ
That's interesting indeed. I was a bit like you. I remember starting a new school at 13 after running away from three due to bullying and this one I could not run from as one of my uncles had taught there for over 20 years and I could not let him down. I was first into the class on the first day of term and gradually it filled up with noisy, swearing kids and I read. I had a book with me - not Tolkien but it was a superb book. And I refused to speak to them, or even acknowledge them when they stuck their faces in mine and shouted was I deaf|? I might have to go to the school but I was not, ever again going to be intimidated or try to fit it with a bunch of orc-mannered cretins. So I didn't and I was like that all through the next three years and when I left I forgot it and the kids. I was glad to leave school, as I don't like noise, crowds, and being forced into false camaraderie. Group activities still make me cringe. I am a loner by nature, although friendly enough, just not pushy or social. The friends I consider '' friends '' now, I've met via Tolkien sites, as I have something in common with them, but I doubt I'll ever see them in the flesh. It's just nice to exchange views with people who love Tolkien and it is an education in itself to read some of their work. I'm sorry for the bad time you had, I was bullied both physically and emotionally and stepped on for being very shy and preferring books to people, but those kids didn't deserve one minute of time spent on considering them. After I read Tolkien at 16 I made my theory that that was what had happened to the orcs; they had interbred with humans, which was why society had so many problems. [ I still like that theory d;-) ] I rarely saw any-one from school after leaving and just closed a door on it. I am glad you came through it! Take care.
Author's Response: You know, it sounds like you had almost more of a traumatic experience than I did. I like your theory about orcs. Now that I think about it, the mortals at that school behaved a lot like orcs. 8-) I suppose there were alright times at that school, but when ever I think back to that period of my life, I can only imagine bad times. NZ