Sad with a side of nice
My brother had to say goodbye to his beloved dog Breeze yesterday. She had been having trouble walking upstairs, which he thought might be due to arthritis, but it was advanced cancer. She was the most gentle, even tempered friend he could have - he called her his zen dog. This comes not long after my brother in law losing his younger dog in an accident, and my daughter's friend losing her sweet little Octavian.
There's a few nice things going on. I found out yesterday that actor Anil Kapoor (Slumdog Millionaire, Mission Impossible 4 and a whole wack of Hindi films) is going to be doing a talk in town, so I snagged a ticket. I'm off that day, so I can get in line early and try to snag a good seat (not reserved.)
And it's always a pleasant surprise to be nominated for fan fic, especially since I haven't been writing in a while (including lately for the Bollywood magazine, though I do still edit). I've been getting quite a few kudos through Archive Of Our Own, and last week received notice of nominations at the Absence of Light awards, for both best angst and best *wow* author. So that's cool.
It's for the story The Choice
Yes, I should post more here.