The 2K International Writers’ Blog Tour – Amanda Richter

Kate M. Colby

Amanda Richter

Sketch2721566(2)Hi, I’m Amanda! I live in Toronto, Canada and I lived in the United Kingdom for nearly three years- which means I spell it colour not color, honour not honor, and favourite not favorite. I’m an educator by day and write to keep my sanity. I read and write Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Humour, but put any book in my hand and I’m a happy girl. My dream is to write full-time, from home, in my pajamas, because going outside during winter in Ontario is highly overrated.

What is the first piece you remember writing (from childhood or young adulthood)?

The first writing memory I have is ten year old me writing X-Men romantic fan-fiction based on the ninety’s cartoon. I remember using a DOS based word processor with a black and green screen and saving on those really big, thin, floppy disks. I oscillated between being Cyclopes’…

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Some days…

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… the words aren’t ready to harvest. But you know they’re in the field, still growing, deeply entrenched in the soil.

Everyone have a safe and warm weekend!

The 2K International Writers’ Blog Tour – Amrita Sarkar

Kate M. Colby

Amrita Sarkar

amrita photoMy name is Amrita. I’m 26 years old. I have an M.A. in English. I’m currently doing my M.Phil. My interests are in literature, Psychology, music, film and comedy. My blog’s called Of Opinions, where I write on Psychology, culture, writing and blogging. Don’t be put off by its name, I promise you it is more interesting than it sounds!

What is the first piece you remember writing (from childhood or young adulthood)?

Apart from the many overenthusiastic school essays and personal poetry, the first piece I remember being excited about was a short story I wrote when I was thirteen. It was for the school magazine, and it was called Shakespeare in Space. Sadly, it got rejected, and I don’t have a copy of it either. I remember Shakespeare being very excited (and very wordy) to be in space.

What is your favorite aspect of being…

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“It’s today,” he said.

Annie was a good wife and so she helped her husband harbor his obsession. It had been a life-long obsession, and she knew this day would come the moment she agreed to marry him. She thought that one day it would disappear; perhaps he would find something less strange and more satisfying. Perhaps he would take up gardening or Internet Bingo or something equally innocuous. But she knew, in her heart, this day would come and things would change for them.

“I am quitting my job today,” said Matthew.

‘I know,” she said.

The letter “S” seduced him when he was six years old. He woke up one fine Tuesday morning, with the letter swimming around his thoughts like a water snake. He heard the letter in the hiss of garden hoses, the whispering suspirations of the wind blowing through his screen, the screeching of birds pecking at sunflower seeds on the sidewalk. It was a secret, a magical secret that “S” was the finest of all the letters and no one else knew it. One day he would devote his life to telling people of its significance.

It should have happened on a Saturday