Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
The first long story I ever wrote was about a teenager who visited relatives at a ranch in the southwestern US. She met a guy named Levon (yeah, I really liked Elton John, even then), who was a Native American and being accused of some trouble on the ranch. She befriends him. Of course, he's not the bad guy all along. I wish I had kept that story.
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Describe your desk
My desk is free of junk. I do have two big monitors, but other than that, my desk is a slab of pine and the only thing on it really is a wooden coaster, where I'll have a water glass.