Read Us & Weep

Writing is about emotion. It’s about creating something substantial from the whirling eddy of hopes, fears and dreams rattling about an author’s skull at any given time. We are creatures of extremes, all of us, and the writer’s role is to connect, to bridge the gap, to let others know that they are not alone on this experience we call life. To loose off a flare into the dark and light a path for the lost and desperate.

So we write. We dip the nib into the red raw hearts on our sleeves and we write. We write about joy and despair, agony and ecstasy, we write from the edge hoping to draw others into our ever-beating cores. We are not about filling blank pages with bland, nonsensical language. Our prose must have purpose for, otherwise, what’s the point. We might as well stagnate and wither on the literary vine.

Progress follows purpose. We heal old wounds, open new doors and break down once insurmountable barriers. We mend fences and build bridges. We look backwards and all around us for inspiration but always face forwards. For that is where the harvest is richest, that is where we find the trees bearing the sweetest fruit. New memories must be found and moulded. They are our essence, the fuel that drives us forward.

So read it and weep. Tears of sorrow or joy, both are manna from heaven to the writer. Our words are our weapons and we strike deep and true, aiming for the heart of our readers. Hate us, love us, but please don’t be ignore us. We do nothing by halves and ache for feedback and critique. The ink flows more freely down a two way street. Indifference and apathy are death to our twitching ears. Read us and weep, read us and reach out.

Published by Fractured Faith Blog

We are Stephen and Fionnuala and this is our story. We live in Northern Ireland, have been married for 17 years and have three kids - Adam, Hannah and Rebecca. We hope that our story will inspire and encourage others. We have walked a rocky road yet here we are today, together and stronger than ever. We are far from perfect and our faith has been battered and bruised. But an untested faith is a pointless faith. Just as a fractured faith is better than none at all. We hope you enjoy the blog.

28 thoughts on “Read Us & Weep

  1. Our words are our weapons and we strike deep and true, aiming for the heart of our readers. Hate us, love us, but please don’t be ignore us. We do nothing by halves and ache for feedback and critique — love this

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  2. As a wise person one told me, it’s ok to feel your feelings. We react to things because they move us and this is good! Thank you for describing this journey with beautiful description and enthusiasm!

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  3. So if I write about my glasses and my piano I should make sure to get the reader weeping or stir up some emotion? This is helpful! I think something does have to stir inside a reader or they may fall asleep as if reading your bank statement….but that too could make you cry. Humor stirs another kind of emotion in us too, I guess. I will keep working at my work…new at this writing. Thank you for your post!

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      1. Im well enough, given the state of the world. Soldiering on, wishing for the end of the tunnel sometimes, though, for sure. We’ll get there.☀️

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  4. This is so beautifully and eloquently written. I am new to blogging but I quickly realized that WP is way better than any other social media platforms. It is here where you can truly connect with people. Inspire and be inspired. Stumble upon an amazing post like this and be moved because the words resonate with you. Then the next time you write a post you remember what you’ve read, and your next post is a tad better than your previous. You keep learning and improving because it’s not about finding the best pictures or captions or tags online. It’s about seeing a writer’s heart and mind.

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  5. Hey can you help me read this thank You 🙏

    @CrazySimpleLiv1 did me the Honor of a guest post. 👉 ijenlencha.com/2020/08/02/5-t…

    Can the #WritingCommunity show her some love on the blog.

    Thank you in advance

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