Let us take a moment today to solve a small mystery about one of my favorite mystery writers, shall we?
There are certain folks here in BloggyVille whose absence of an uncommon length raises a chill in my soul, a pause in my thought and an investigation of some sort on my part.
Rachel’s been missing for more than a week, I realized again yesterday, checking again her place in this online world where she delivers stories and wisdom and all sorts of things, usually every Monday through Friday.
Yes, the writer of chilling short stories that keep you guessing, the two-parters that make you rush to reading on the second day. The supernatural sniffer who can predict things that will make your hair stand on end. The woman from Florida who’ll write about her personal antics with her sister Michelle now as well and their relationships and travels following bands and musicians from 60s and 70s bands on the road in the 90s. The unendingly honest person who relates her own battle on the spectrum and the relationship with her grown daughter and son in a monthly report on autism.
On a personal note, my photographer friend who put The Head and MDW Karen into other fantasy places during Nano Poblano November.
I sent a concerned message and received a reply of yes, yes and yes.
Rachel is busy at work at her new job, directing TV commercials. Her spring allergies have been bothering her. Again. Plus, her doctor told her she has another sinus infection and put her on another round of antibiotics. And, to top it off, her relationship with her birth mother took a huge turn to the more difficult. I’ll leave the details of that one for her to explain upon her return.
“I do hope to be back before the end of the month,” Rachel wrote. “I miss my blog family so much. Thank you for worrying.”
Come back as soon as you see fit, Rachel. We’re with you.
Are there Rachel Carrera stories that you remember best, and if so, what are they? Are there BloggyVille folks who you miss if they don’t turn up when expected, and if so, who and when? What’s the longest break you’ve taken in this process, why, and how did it feel when you returned?