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Insta posts now up!

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Good evening, Write Edge readers! I’ve just posted my latest pictures on Instagram. Find out what I’m reading, eating, and cleaning this week! Check out the thumbnails here on the home page, and then follow me on Instagram using my handle, @EktaRGarg.

Wear a mask; stay socially distant. Wash your hands; find out about the vaccine.

Have a great weekend, readers!

E.R.G.

Book review posted!

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Good morning, Write Edge readers! I’ve posted my latest book review for you. Today I share my thoughts on Ryan R. Campbell’s literary short story collection And Ampersand. Here’s the opening to my post:

A young swimmer gets in the water only to have the race cut short. A camper takes his girlfriend on a romantic trip just before they get caught in a mudslide. A grieving husband tries to make sense of losing his wife to a drunk driver then picks up a drunk hitchhiker. These plots and more fill author Ryan R. Campbell’s debut short story collection And Ampersand.

Read the whole review now on The Write Edge Bookshelf!

Wear a mask; stay socially distant. Wash your hands; find out about the vaccine.

Have a wonderful day, readers!

E.R.G.

Last full week of March!

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Hello, Write Edge readers! Here we are close to the end of the month, in the last full week of it, actually. The weather is starting to get better in many places, and hope is starting to lift spirits. It’s also starting to make people a little careless when it comes to the pandemic.

Please. Wear a mask. Stay socially distant. Wash your hands. Find out about the vaccine. We’re closer now than ever before at beating this. Help the effort by staying patient.

Okay, enough of the PSA. :> We’re off and running on a full week of content here. First, it’s our motivational quote for the week, and, actually, maybe we need to circle back to the PSA for just a minute. If you make efforts in your community, others will see you. That’ll definitely make a difference. One of our oldest presidents made a note of it.

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”—John Quincy Adams

This week’s short story is about an older gentleman who is being sought for advice. People in the story world think of him as a leader because of his age. Here’s a quick excerpt of my newest work:

“Wouldn’t you know it, my number never did come up but Daddy’s did. After he came home in a box, Momma pretty much stopped talking altogether. I did my best to take care of her, but she just didn’t look at anyone the same way. Sometimes she’d reach out and straighten my hair or my collar or what-have-you, but she never said much of anything at all.

Read the whole story now on The Write Edge Writing Workshop!

In last week’s #bookreviewpreview, I announced I’d be reviewing Cloudmaker this Wednesday. Unfortunately that book has been added to my DNF (Did Not Finish) pile. I’m hoping to have a review of Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley for you this Wednesday. We’ll find out together in the middle of the week what book shows up on The Write Edge Bookshelf!

And, on Friday, it’s back to parenting adventures. Find out what the kids and I are up to; come back to the blog at the end of the week to Growth Chart!

I’ve already done the PSA, so I won’t bug you with it again, but, please, take care of yourselves and one another. Even if it’s hard.

Have a lovely day and week, readers!

E.R.G.