To all my amazing, wonderful, loyal followers:
Let me begin by saying that I sincerely hope that all of you are hale and hearty, having escaped the madness of the year 2020 unscathed. It’s been a rough year and I fear it’ll only get worse before it gets better.
I apologize for taking so long to update. This year has literally been a nightmare come to life for me. It all began to spiral out of control when my parents caught COVID-19 back in early July. My dad developed pneumonia on top of it and then kindly gave it to me. I somehow managed to escape quarantine with them without catching the virus, only to test positive for the genetic marker of a rare joint-swelling condition the week our isolation ended.
If that weren’t enough, my feet were causing me more grief than normal, so I went in for an MRI. I wasn’t terribly surprised to learn the benign tumor in my left foot had regrown, again, but I damn near had a heart attack when they discovered my right foot had one too. There is now a very good possibility that I will be losing either one or both of my lower legs sometime in the near future.
The MRI also revealed trauma to my ankles, a stress fracture in my right foot, and tears in my tendons. How I’ve managed to walk at all is a bit of a mystery to me.
And the icing on the cake? Disability denied me before I could submit the new MRI report. I’m back to square one and will have to start the process all over again.
As you can see, 2020 is just not my year.
That said, if any of you feel like donating, 4padfoot set up a PayPal donation link at the top of the grey bar at the bottom of this page. With all of my medical issues, it’s just not possible for me to hold a job and it looks like I will not be getting the financial aid I need anytime soon. Given that we’re in the middle of a pandemic, I know money is tight right now, but even the smallest donation would be greatly appreciated.
If that’s just not possible for you, I understand. Either way, I will continue to work on my Twifics whenever I feel well enough to put a pen to paper. Unfortunately, it’s harder to write my TB story with the dark kind of mood I’m in, so that one is still on hiatus. I have, however, been working on all the others. I promise that they have not been abandoned.
That’s the last of the bad news. The good news is that I’ve finally begun posting some of those delicious stories I hinted at back when I first broke my notebook. I have about six new chapters of work to share with all of you.
Among those stories is a new Jasper/Bella fic called Thrill Seeker (brace yourselves for betrayal, breakups, and redemption), a new Originals/Twilight crossover called We Stand as One (with a downright magical Bella and Kol pairing), and the sixth installment of Beacon of Light (time-travel… enough said).
4padfoot has been kind enough to upload them for me earlier this week and I’ve included the links to the stories below. If you’d prefer reading on another platform, all of these new stories and chapters have also been published on FFN, AO3, and STARS.
Wishing you all the best. Stay safe.
Beacon of Light – https://tbvikingaddict.wordpress.com/beacon-of-light/
Thrill Seeker – https://tbvikingaddict.wordpress.com/thrill-seeker/
We Stand as One – https://tbvikingaddict.wordpress.com/we-stand-as-one/