Before I started my first blog, a good two years before I started my first blog, I used to write short stories online. That’s where this whole writing venture began, the original outlet for this anti-social teen was a half-arsed online fanfiction posting website (that continuously used to crash just as you uploaded, therefore forcing you to restart the chapter) and about six readers that stuck with me throughout the grammatical errors and unrealistic storylines. I’ve always enjoyed writing but that’s where the passion really began and I’m not sure I would have continued without those dedicated six readers encouraging me to upload every day.
I used to rush home from school and beg mum to let me on the computer which took the better half of an afternoon to load due to the fact that i’d spent so much time trying to download Superbass by Nicki Minaj on Limewire and riddling the system with incurable viruses even the extended Norton programmes couldn’t rid it of. I would spend my days at the back of the class with a fresh exersize book i’d snuck out of the teachers supply cupboard and my pen would go wild. They’d often follow the same skeletal plotline, bad boy meets girl that is too pure for the world and he saves her. Typical. But my peers enjoyed the angst and whimsical romance so I continued. My stories blossomed, the plotlines sophisticated and twists grew more intricate until I was surpassing 100k reads on each new piece that I’ve been posting under different pseudonyms.
And now I’m here.
I’ve kept my creative writing seperate to the blog for years and now that I look back at it, I’m not quite sure why. Maybe because I see the ideas in my head quite personal or I worry about judgement regarding the stories I write but I’m probably more open and honest on my blog than I am in any other aspect of my life and if there was ever anything someone would judge me for that I’m insecure about, they’ll find it here, not fictitious ideas I enthusiastically tap out on my iPhone in the quiet hours of the morning.
So, if anyone did want to read my stories, i’ll be posting them here, alongside any future updates on Pretentious Ramblings. If you do decide to take the time to read any stories, please let me know what you think, you can comment on the website or send me a private message there if you have an account or here or any of my socials that you’ll find at the bottom of the blog.
I’m glad I feel like I can link all my writing together and see what comes of it and to those six original readers, a few of which I am still in contact with, thank you for all of your encouraging words throughout my underserving days of your dedication to my shit writing.