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Hi Jim,

This may sound silly, but I was wondering if you’ve ever had a hard time killing off a character in your stories? I’m at the point where I’m about to kill one off and I admit that every time I try to write the words, I freeze up. I just spent so much time writing this character and I really like them, but it was always the plan to kill him off. I basically took everything I love about my boyfriend and put it into this character along with some of plot devices and personality quirks. Maybe I’m being a bit of a drama queen, but I’m just having a hard time with it.

Thanks,
Mandi.


Hi Mandi,

I don’t think you’re being a drama queen at all… maybe slightly melodramatic, but to be honest, it kind of comes with the playing field of being a writer. Yes…

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Day 21: Storm is coming

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Disclaimer: I have tried to recreate the events, locales and conversations from my memories of them. Some names and identifying details have been changed to protect the privacy of the individuals.

Date: 19th August, 2016; Intended Route: Lamayuru – Kargil – Drass – Zoji La – Sonamarg – Srinagar

“The show must go on.”

I was so into NH1 that I don’t even remember when we crossed Lamayuru. The road was damn effing awesome. Everything was great till afternoon, but while we were having our lunch, we got to know that couple of days back; there was a terror attack in Srinagar, in which a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Officer was martyred; even the militants involved were neutralized after exchanging few rounds. We knew the situation in Srinagar was bad but it had become worse. The curfew was still on.

It was a crucial day for us; crucial with…

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