Spinster, a New Definition


Spinster: A woman past the common age for marrying and unlikely to marry. A woman whose occupation is spinning.

Both these definitions fit me. I was married. It didn’t work either time. Not likely to do it again. I spin. I spin using a drop spindle. What I spin is not the normal fodder for yarn. I have a couple of long-haired cats. I have balls of cat fur yarn that I am crocheting into a scarf.

New definition: A woman who spins stories out of the very fiber of her being.

Every story I write has part of me in it, in every character, good and bad. I do not know any other way to write than to draw on my life and experiences to build the stories. All that I have learned goes into the spinning of the tale, even the fantasy tales. Every day I add to…

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