That emails, and private messages started to flow between a group of people on, and around the Garden, and we all began to fear the worst. Yes, it was about 2 weeks since any of us had heard anything from Sara C, and a combination of concern, fear, and a sense of dread set in as we all feared the worst. Her last email had been fairly upbeat, discussing the new job she had been applying for, and other positive matters, which was why we were so surpised when we subsequently heard nothing from her.
Of course, the fact that she’d been hiding just how bad her illness was from us was the only reason we were so surprised. When a few weeks later, we heard the truth, and reality from her father by email, I dont think any of us were truly surprised by the news. She had by then been dead for a couple of weeks, leaving us behind on the 11th, or 12th March.
But I’m posting tonight, because this is the anniversary of when what could only be termed, the ‘great concern’ started, some of us fearing the worst had already happened, but at least we were wrong on that front.
In a sense, this is a test to find out which Garden, and/or Forum people read my blog, and give them a few days advantage if they do.
I have the monthly writing contest on the Forum, which I will be running concurrently on the Garden as well of course. My own contest, trade secret until Thursday, or late Wednesday at least, I might have to ask permission to cheat on that front, as Thursday is the only day I’m working this week, so time will be at a premium.
But there will be a second event, the Sara C memorial exhibition, for which the rules are very simple. Write a story that Sara would enjoy reading, and hopefully say that she wished she’d written it herself, simple as that! If anyone from outside those groups want to know what that means, then ask. Email me at email@example.com and I’ll let you know. There are also certain characters she made famous, that I would love to see given one more curtain call as well, most noticeably Carmine Belch, but I fully understand if most see her characters as a road they dont want to go down.
I tried to pick something apt for the video, and think the title at least fits in with that. I have no idea what Sara’s musical tastes were, so I wouldnt know if she would love, or hate it! Hopefully she would enjoy…