Friday, 13 April 2012

L is for Leave

My plan for the A - Z Challenge is to write every post as if it were a diary entry by a character from my WIP. Today's post comes from Miguel Vega.

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Today was my last day at work before I go on leave for three weeks. My Grandma's really sick, so I'm flying to  Portugal with my family first thing in the morning so we can all say goodbye to her.

Portugal has been my second home my whole life. I grew up in L.A but my summers were always spent in Portugal with my Grandma. She's the last of our family who still lives there, so this trip is going to be tough. Saying goodbye to her, and having our last moments there with her.

I feel okay about it. She's ninety-five years old, and led an incredible life, so even though I hate that we're losing her, I know that every day of her life was filled with love and happiness. It's hard to be sad about that.

Maybe it's really lame for a thirty-five year old man to admit this, but I want a life just like hers. A great marriage, great kids and to put everything I have into making those relationships work.

Look at me, getting sentimental. I need to go to bed. Tomorrow's going to be a long day.

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P.S I am going to be out for the day so I won't be commenting much, but I'll be back on track tomorrow! Have a great weekend, and thanks so much for all your comments!

24 comments:

  1. I love Miguel , he's such a nice guy. You've done an excellent job capturing his voice here. He's so soft. :)

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  2. Aw, he sounds like a really sweet guy. A nice contrast to Radleigh. :-)

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  3. Poor Miguel, having to say goodbye to his Grandma. I think he is as far from Radleigh as possible.

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  4. I like him. I have so many fond memories of my grandma. This piece reminds me of that. :)

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  5. oh poor Miguel, what a sweet guy :(

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  6. I'm really loving your A-to-Z challenge posts! They are brilliant! Keep up the good work! See you tomorrow!

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  7. Hello, Kyra! You have a great voice from the male perspective. I'm enjoying these diary entries from your characters so much! Hope you have a great day!!

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  8. Loved browsing the diary posts. Great idea for a theme.

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  9. This really hits home. I lost my grandma this fall and I don't want to go back to her farm. I want to tuck it neatly in my memory banks as it was; not how it is.

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  10. Hope you have a safe, fun, happy, and memorable experience. Enjoy your trip.

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  11. Yay! come visit me! And funnily enough, I have Lisbon as my post topic today :-)

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  12. I lost my mother this past year and this summer will fly out to Oregon to go through what remains in storage. It will probably be the last trip to the Pacific NW I ever take.

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  13. Oh, this is def. something I can relate to myself. Saying goodbye isn't easy but sometimes you have to go in with that mentality.

    Have fun on your 'day off'!

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  14. That's going to be a difficult trip.

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  15. He sounds like a lovely guy! Good that he's getting a chance to say goodbye. 95 is a fine age, and Portugal is a beautiful country!

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  16. Just catching up to your blog via the A to Z Challenge. What a great idea for a theme--I'll have to go back and check out the earlier posts. My heart goes out to poor fictional Miguel.

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  17. Such a hard trip for you. Wrap all your memories in a book, and then we can enjoy them, too.

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  18. I've always wanted to visit Spain, but Portugal would be cool too! Way for him to get in touch with his emotional side.

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  19. I have a Miguel in my WIP. I LOVE yours. So sweet.

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  20. This voice is different from all the others. Great!

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  21. Another great post. I really related to this one, because my Grama died in August and it was so hard saying goodbye to her. She was 99, and she lived a happy, full life, and I want to have a life like hers, too. :-)

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  22. I'm sorry to hear about your Grandma. It is a grand age she has reached. I lost my grandmother in her nineties. It is hard and I hope you take care of yourself and your family at this time.

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