Hi, I'm Muhaimin, the writer of the story While She Lasts. The story only made it for the staged readings, but I think that's good enough for me. I've done theatre before. At school. Nothing big. This is as big as it gets. I was just glad when my story got selected. The best thing that happened this year. Thanks so much to everyone. I really appreciate you guys even though I've never met any of you (I was too busy and didn't attend the staged readings... Sorry...I mean, I was 16 at the time, what did you expect?).
Anyway, I don't know what to write about here. I just feel like I have to write something before the time limit ends for this blog. Let's see. How about the inspiration for While She Lasts?
Okay, so I love to write, right. You should know that. I write all the time. I mean it. I always find myself scribbling something down on a piece of paper if I'm not writing an entire story. So anyway, early this year, I was going through a very rough yet dull writer's block. Nothing came to mind. It was horrible. It's like a swimmer could not find water to dive in. That's how I felt.
But then I met this girl. Her name? Well, let's just say it's close to the girl in While She Lasts. She's sweet and she has a very lovable smile. She's just adorable. We get along, but I slipped somewhere and never talked again since. But each time I see her, I get a sort of inspiration to write something. She kind of snapped me out of the writer's block. I feel lucky meeting her.
When I heard that S+S Festival was in town, I know I just had to write something. And I did. She inspired the story While She Lasts. The story got selected and now I'm back on my feet (well, sitting down actually) and writing again. So in a way, I feel like I should thank her for all she's done. Which was nothing, really. She just smiled, and everything fell into place.
And me? Well, I feel kind of lucky and slightly guilty because of the luck. Who knows what the future holds, but one thing's for sure: It started here (well, not here as in "this blog", I mean, here as in "the whole S+S Festival")!
So thanks again to all. I hope to see you (again) one day.
I'm off to thank someone...