Essays

Essay — Down this road before

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We sent Patchwork Bird into the world, bearing our story and hopes.

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We watched as she flew away,

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then we turned back to our work.

We’ve been down this road before.

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Patchwork Bird came home today, rejection in her beak.

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We smoothed her ruffled feathers and turned back to our work.

We’ve been down this road before.

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How do you deal with rejection?

 

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***** ABOUT THE AUTHOR *****

HL Carpenter is a mother/daughter duo who write family-friendly fiction from their studios in Carpenter Country, a magical place that, like their stories, is unreal but not untrue. When they’re not writing, the Carpenters enjoy exploring the Land of What-If and practicing the fine art of Curiosity. Visit Carpenter Country at hlcarpenter.com.

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