Experience has showed me that in times where I am falling into psychosis I write things that, to me, seem brilliant. After coming back closer to reality it's clear that they are much less than that. I can live with that, but the other danger is that I will write or say something that is permanently damaging to a friendship. At this time, I am falling deeply into such an episode.
I didn't want to just vanish and leave everyone wondering if I got hit by a bus, (even if this spikes a wonderful "Where has he gone" poll.)
So, that's the deal. Those of you who frame reality in such a way might find the time to say a prayer for me and my family. Those who don't might take a second to wish me luck. Either would be appreciated.
I'll be listening to the podcast, and reading the forums.
I'm sorry it will probably be awhile before you get another chapter, Tom. At the moment, I'm too busy fighting the Nightmare War to actually write about it.
Norm, I should probably go on hiatus from the Slush, but I love helping and as soon as I am feeling better (God willing) I'll bug you to please let me back in the loop.
I love you all. The drabblecast and it's community have given me much reason to hope that my aspirations to write are not just a manifestation of delusion, by giving me my first baby-step of success.
Love one another, always.
Steven D. Lidster
"Never fuck with The Culture"
Sublime In Peace Iain M. Banks.