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Michael was hard at work living life, paying bills, and busy keeping his day job all while working on his next book of short stories when he realized he'd neglected his friends at that 100-word writing community he used to frequent.

It was their dedication to a writing format he enjoys that drew him there. So he stopped back in to lurk awhile.

The eloquence of his fellow writers reminds him why he joined their ranks in the first place. Their skill is what he still aspires to achieve.

Their support and encouragement are what inspire him to persevere.

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    Drew Martyn 12 months ago

    Omg it's one thing to enjoy reading your work Michael, but for us on this site to be considered an inspiration to persevere, I reckon that's the greatest honour. And obviously you should keep at it because without doubt you have such a talent.
    Thanks for the kind comments, I'm sure we all appreciate them. And...
    and we love reading your drabbles. So yes, that's a hint for you to write more here lol :) Cheers, mate :)

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    Neville Hunt 12 months ago

    Michael, I can only echo Drew’s words and say how pleased I am that you like it here on Drablr. It’s my drug and there’s nothing I like more than reading the work of others. So please keep on writing... and that’s not a hint but a request!

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    Michael D. Brooks 12 months ago

    Drew, Neville, if there's one thing I've learned as a writer, it's that no matter how well I think I write, there are those who write better. There are many writers here who do just that. That's why I sometimes lurk. So I can learn from the rest of you. Thanks for your support.

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    Drew Martyn 12 months ago

    Well I reckon you should stop lurking. imho (once you've got the basics) there aren't better writers, there are just writers with different styles. To be totally honest, and this isn't any sort of bullshit, I think you write equally as well as anyone on this site. Your drabbles come across as stylish, high quality, self-confident writing. So don't doubt yourself. It's true we can all learn from other writers, we have all learned from reading your work. Keep it up mate, and write more lol ;)

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    Neville Hunt 12 months ago

    Hear, hear to what Drew has said. Let’s see more from you Michael. There aren’t so many people publishing on Drablr these days and I, for one, like reading other people’s output... to help me improve my own. Lurk no more, you write really well!

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    LesleyAnne 11 months ago

    Loved that comment Drew 'writers with different styles'. So true.

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    Drew Martyn 11 months ago

    Thanks LesleyAnne :) I don't remember reading a badly written drabble on this site :)

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