So I haven’t posted here in a while. I’ve been busy with other aspects of writer life. And life. I got married, is a thing. And prior spent 3 months in Britain, for the second time. And now I’m drowning in the thorny tendrils of US to UK Spousal Visa applying and processing and I have enough stress to give a bull elephant an aneurysm but somehow my little gerbil brain is up to the task of not flipping its shit. Y’all, I full on hid from my nieces by escaping to a cafe and I’m not going home until the pitter patter of little feet pitter patters their happy asses away.
Did you know that when you expedite a passport, because you want to change your name after getting married but need it back soon to use in visa applications, they only expedite the new passport back to you? Did you know that they send every other document you desperately need back in the snailiest of mailiest ways?
So picture this. You get your passport back. Your husband has mailed his time sensitive sponsor documents to you and they’re on the way, but your passport is back. You open the ominously small package to find… just the new passport. Not the old one or the marriage license that you also need to have before those time sensitive documents expire. No, those are already in the mail. Too far gone to mail faster.
You must wait. You must hope they get to you in time, but all your can do is wait.
And you get all this news while your home is a whirlwind and everything’s on fire, and when you finally go to sleep you essentially die. And when you reincarnate, you find out that your nieces are coming to visit, which means a battery of hide and seek with rules so convoluted that only a seven year old could win. Rigged. Anyways.
That’s where I am. I was going to write some flash fiction, but right now truth feels stranger. Or at least funnier, at my expense.
But hopefully there will be some fiction in the future. I have a novel and a novella in the beta and alpha stages, respectively! Those are happening. Look forward to them. They have dogs and cats.
For now, I’m going to draw and drink tea until I forget.