Copyright © 2017 by VeryWellAged
The following novella is connected to the work and stories of VeryWellAged, which can be found in various formats at this website.
While it is not necessary to have read the stories referenced in this novel, to understand the references, all the stories can be found on the website.
23 November 2017
I read your story, Sideways, with great interest, when it was released about six months ago. I did so because of what has happened to me.
I have known for a long time that your stories have more than a mere gloss of truth about them. But this time, this one, was eerily similar to my life here in the Philippines.
After the first reading of your story I brooded about it a bit, and reread it. And read it yet again. I wanted to write to you, but didn’t know exactly what to say.
In August I decided to write out my own experience. It is not easy, but you know that. In fact it’s damned hard. I don’t know if this is of any interest to you, but I enclose it as an attachment to this email. I don’t know if you care to read it. I guess it’s just something I needed to do.