Hanging my cloak at the door – #WeekendCoffeeShare

Organised by Diana (Part Time Monster).

Organised by Diana (Part Time Monster).

If we were having coffee, you might be a little overwhelmed by the comfort food I have going on today. You are welcome to any of it, of course; depending on what time you stop by there is pasta, fruit, nachos, biscuits, soup – the big guns will probably come out at some point (I can’t have a pity party without chocolate!).

We would settle in with our beverage of choice, and I would tell you a colleague of mine, Granville, died this week. He was a good man – committed, intelligent, considerate – there are so many adjectives I could use to describe him. But, had you met Granville, you would have formed your own opinion. He had the ability to connect with people on a variety of levels.

If we were having coffee I would admit that, in terms of self-recrimination, I’ve given myself a pretty hard time this week. It’s a heavy cloak, but today I left it at the door. I don’t get in touch with people as often as I should, and though I try to be a good friend, to be supportive, I get lost in my own world far too easily.

I’m not so selfish that I would be the only one talking. Hopefully you know me by now, so you know I’m interested in how you are, and how you spent your week. I would listen to your news, share in your joys and your tribulations. We would laugh, because although I have a pretty dark sense of humour, we enjoy to laugh during our weekly confabs.

If we were having coffee – now the mood is lighter – I would tell you how excited I am about the A to Z Challenge in April. The line-up over at Sourcerer is amazing. I won’t gush about it too much, because that would be mean – the theme hasn’t been announced yet.

I would tell you I’ve decided on a title for the prequel to the Fractured series – I settled on The Contract. Plans are coming along nicely for the serialised fiction, and I’m still leaning toward The Collective for that. I’ve outlined a cast of characters, created a war torn world for them to play in, and am mapping out each episode for Season 1.

After we’d talked about our various projects, we might just sit and enjoy each other’s company for a while. There is nothing quite like a companionable silence, especially when the sun is shining and we can relax. Eventually though, we would head over to Diana’s place and catch up with everyone else.

Thanks for stopping by. Until next time.




I’m so sorry to hear about your friend. Comfort food is good today. We can sit in companionable silence and think about better times. And then–I want to hear more about your new project. When you’re ready…

Sorry about your friend. It sounds like it was unexpected and those deaths are often the hardest blows to recover from. Take all the time and comfort food you need. I try to remember the good times and tell funny stories about your friend. When I lose someone I love telling their funny stories seems to help me a bit. Hang in there!

    Thanks, Robin – I will try that. There are plenty of great moments to remember and Granville had a wonderful sense of humour. Got my comfort food ready! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

Sorry about your friend.
I’m excited for the challenge to start too. I still need to get my Story Dam posts written, but mine are all done.

I had loads of digital comfort food..thanks!!! Digital is the best kind.

I am sorry to hear about your friend. It is good that you are leaving your heavy cloak off and trying to get out from under it for awhile. Everyone needs friends when they are grieving. Even if some of those friends are strangers. Silence can be the best part of spending time together occasionally. Take care.

Mourning the passing of a friend is emotionally draining, but comfort food does help. Chocolate makes things even better 🙂

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