My Deepest Regret
I have been HS Wift for the longest time now, through some of the darkest hours I have known, and it warms my heart to know that the light that led me through lives on still.
May it never die.
Regrets, I've had a few.
I love a bit of Sinatra, and this line from My Way comes to mind right now. I have had some regrets in life, and regret is the emotion that floods my mind right now.
By some bizarre happenings that I still barely comprehend, it came to my attention that another member of the Ficly community existed in the vicinity of my actual life, and I could not believe it. I didn't quite know what to do with this information.
It was not until a few hours ago, when we met in person for the first time, and I introduced myself as HS Wift, that I was given some of the worst news ever to cross my ears.
I have elected to call this story "My Deepest Regret", and this one isn't fiction.
My deepest regret is the absence I took. The intermittent bursts of writing. My regret is that I turned my back on the house that is my home, and now I have lost my keys.
This house we built has fallen down around us, and I wasn't even there to say goodbye.
Comments (10 so far!)
Average reader rating 5.00/5
The very best of friends, I think, are the ones that you can sit down with and feel like no time has passed at all.
- #192 Posted 7 years ago
(Also, Kevin hasn't quite worked out how the shutting-down thing is going to work out yet, so there's still a little bit of time)
- #193 Posted 7 years ago
A little time left, I think, for those whose logins are remembered, but as far as I can tell, the log in aspect of the site has been taken down, and no matter which way I come at it, I cannot get back in. So, I must content to bid my farewells in this manner.
- #194 Posted 7 years ago
This is exactly the reason I'm creating this site. Ficly was too special for us to simply let it go, and leave the community with nowhere to gather.
I hope and pray that people will find welcome in this new house that we are building here and, one day, come to call it home. We moved from Ficlets before, and we move from Ficly now. One day, we may have to move from Ficlatté. For now, though, we build with what we have on the bare ground, having faith that enough of the seeds will grow.
- #196 Posted 7 years ago
Oh gosh. I had no idea, I just thought that it was still functioning because it's remembering my login and I can still do all my normal actions.
Still, it's wonderful that the community and the spirit of Ficlets lives on.
- #197 Posted 7 years ago
I figured out how to log in again after some random clicks to different pages. But I don't really know what I should write, if anything in there. It feels gone to me already.
But I'm glad that you are here H. S. Wift so we can keep the "ink" flowing fresh
- #208 Posted 7 years ago
- 5 out of 5
Hi Wift. I always used to think of you as Swift, though. Did you know that?
Anyway, I have been distant too, even though I knew all about it closing. We need to keep going, and keep writing. That means I, too, must hold up my end of the bargain and write.
Fiction or Non.
- #268 Posted 7 years ago
I did not know that, it seems that time constraints can halt the progress of us all at some time or another.
Feel free to think of me as Swift, I like it.
- #274 Posted 7 years ago
I personally knew nine members of the Ficly community. Many were people I introduced to the site, though only three were ever active.
I've never thought to ask where everyone is from. Part of me feels like it would disrupt some of the mystique, but that wars with burning curiosity. Who might be near me? Could I even muster the courage if I found out?
- #409 Posted 7 years ago
Ficlatté is currently in a medium-sized village just West of Cambridge, in the Eastern sticky-outy lump that forms England's rump. It will be moving to Germany some time soon, although I won't (remote admin being a wonderful thing).
- #411 Posted 7 years ago
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