There was a moment this past weekend while writing that I found the story going in a direction that I hadn’t anticipated.
This sent me to rework the story and go after it from a different direction.
It started, as many stories have lately by being a story prompt. This one took me where I hadn’t been before in my writing. It became more personal.
The personal aspects of it is leading me towards questions I’ve asked about my family while growing up.
Where did we come from? How did our family get to America?
I don’t know why this came up. My family has been in the U.S. on my father’s side since the 1600’s. The other side has been in the U.S. since the late 1800’s.
I know bits and pieces about aspects of my family members on one side. To me it always felt like aspects of my maternal grandmother’s family weren’t told. Those aspects are things I’ve wanted to know.
I’m choosing to delve into them with my writing.