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The Bald Eagle

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

IWSG DAY, January 8, 2020, In the Beginning by Pat Garcia

Hello Everyone,

It is  IWSG Time, and we have moved out into a new decade and a new year. So, Happy New Year!

IWSG is a writers' support group created and led by Alex Cavanaugh. It is an immense help to many of us who do not mind sharing our insecurities, our successes or giving encouragement and help to others. 

So, if you are interested and would like to join, the link below will lead you directly to us:


The Wasteland – The Masters Review

Unknown Faces – Carve Magazine

 In the Beginning

Poetry and theater pieces have meaning for me, and I have memorized some poetry and parts of some plays since I was a little girl. I even tried to write a couple of poems. 

In my puberty years, I fell in love with Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew and could identify very heavily with The Shrew. 

I also became a lover of books in my puberty years. An English teacher put a book in my hand that had me up all night reading it because I couldn’t put it down. I was hooked, though it took some while for me to discover the kind of books that I love to read. But I did find out that I was fascinated with Fiction and Non-Fiction and love cuddling up with both. 

I fell into writing. I tried to bury it within myself, but it kept on rising, like yeast in a loaf of bread. Sure, there are and have been people on the way that have influenced and encouraged me. They see in me what I can’t see. 

Thus, I can’t pinpoint when I got started. So far as I can remember, writing was in me. It was a part of me, and it still is. 

Have a lovely month of January and all the best for 2020. 

Shalom aleichem,

Pat Garcia