The Lover, The Ghosts

So I posted briefly Monday about my short story A Lover and its Ghosts which is available now through I thought I owed the piece a bit of exposition. So, this:

I began writing the story during NaNoWriMo, the year I met my future-husband and the month we became engaged. (If you don’t know the story of our marriage, here’s the long and short of it: we met online accidentally in September, met up two weeks later, were engaged 6 weeks later, and were married in August) It started with a question he asked me one night- we were actally out lying on a blanket watching the stars. Convinced we’ve met before, either in life or pastlives, he asked me Where do I know you from?

I dreamed that night. And every night after, until the story was finished. It stopped me from finishing NaNoWriMo that year, but that was okay. Words were pouring out of me like a song, and I delighted in every moment of it, though some of it was very emotional.

I don’t know if what I dreamed was real- I don’t know if we have spent other lives together, unable to stay together because of whatever circumstance. Part of me believes it, and part of me doesn’t.

But I do believe with all my heart that we are soul mates.

So I wrote A Lover and its Ghosts for my husband for our first Christmas together (and also his birthday which is the 27th). It’s the only gift writing I’ve ever done.

And now, it’s also my free gift to the word-one of many to come, I hope. : )

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