Have you ever longed to beam into outer space? Debra Doggett stands on this amazing planet, and stares at the endless Universe, inspired by the stars! Space is an awe-inspiring motivator…
I love space. Not just the room to move in my home or workplace, although I love that kind of space too. What I mean is outer space, interstellar space, the galaxy, the solar system. All of it fascinates me. If I were more scientifically intelligent, I’d find a way to set every story I write somewhere in space. Alas, that is not the way my brain works.
I was, most of the time, a straight A student. The exception was when it came to science and math class. Math I did the minimum to get by and got out of those classes. When it came to science though, I kept taking them all the way through college. The consistent C grades I got didn’t deter me from the opportunity to explore the world through the knowledge science classes offered. For me, that’s where the fascination centered. Science class showed me there was more, more to the amazing planet I live on, more to the universe I live in and more inside of me. They showed me space where wonderful, and sometimes terrifying, things exist.
Despite how awful things may seem at times, how difficult life may become at times, science tells me there’s more. The knowledge of the planet, the stars, the galaxy reassures me that the journey is long and often difficult, but it continues. Tragedies, comedies, and even sheer boredom cannot take away the ongoing exploration that space beckons me to do. Star Trek may have called it the “final frontier”, but I doubt it will be so easily settled as others have been. That’s a good thing. It means we have a lot left to find, a lot left to uncover. A lot to keep us looking forward rather than back.
I’ve been writing for as long as I can remember. Being a writer is more than something I do. It is the way I see the world, the way I process it. I believe in the power of stories. They make us smile, make us think and give us untold moments of enjoyment. My stories come from the landscape around me and the worlds I build in my head. I am proud to be a storyteller, and I hope my work leaves you both satisfied and entertained.
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