Writing a Memoir

Earlier this month of August, I started working on a memoir of the early parts of my life. For some reason, I was under the impression that these are parts of my life, and this ought to be easy. Was I wrong!
I started to see themes that I had not thought of before; how the world around me influenced my life, even before turning twelve.  There are some areas I am not ready to explore further as yet and other parts that I will have to ask my older sister to help with some details.
I have about 7 000 words. I will attempt to take it up in about three weeks time or so. But  for now, I want to start working on a novella I had been planning for a few weeks.


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The displeasure of young adulthood sometimes brings grief to my mind. The constant restrictions and the limitations that my body and mind have, indeed disturbs me greatly. Sometimes to the point of mania or to tears. I ask myself at times, why does all these turmoil occur in my life?

I would allow my mind to wander into the imaginative world. In this world, there are no limitations here. I can do whatever I please, no limitations! I can be who I want too, solve all my problems and the matters of others.

If only I can stay there forever!

But then, what kind of human being will I be, if I refused to face my trials in the world I live in with faith, with real faith. I do not live in the fictional world that is present in my imagination. I sometimes go there, but I cannot stay there; it is my imagination.

The thing is, I must constantly remind myself of the many blessings that God has given me. I am living, I am thinking, I have family and friends.

Sometimes though, with the frustration of what I have to accomplish in life, not always knowing the path to take, I sometimes lose my balance for a while.

When I envision the excellence of those around me, and compare them to myself, I become afraid. I then forget all that I possess, the talents and abilities I have.

August 2002

By David Alexian: http://www.amazon.com/Author-Lighted-Lamps-Alexian-Spirit-ebook/dp/B00Y5X8H9O/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

Novella by David Alexian

To New Beginnings.

A Novella.

Book 1 in the series: The Skies Are Lighted With Lamps. (A family and community, suspense and mystery novella.) Kindle Edition

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The families of Deo and Toney are both faced with changes to their lives. In the case of Deo, he has returned to Kiskadee Village after being incarcerated for over 12 years. Toney on the other hand has moved his family from Dow Island to Kiskadee village, seeking a change in environment and a fresh start to a life with his wife and son.

The two men are concerned about supporting their families and trying to live life as comfortable as possible. But ones past do not always vanish from ones present. There are hidden secrets in Kiskadee, that threatens to challenge the apparent calm life of the people living there.

Though many years have passed, and people grow and settled down. What will it take to spark a conflict in a cruel man’s mind? Does the community truly know the people they live among?


1. The Re-uniting

2. A Fresh Start

3. Settling In

4. Kiskadee Flames

5. Mischief Boys

Novella by David Alexian

Lessons From A Troubled Heart.

A Novella.

Book 2 in the series: The Skies Are Lighted With Lamps. (A family, community, suspense and mystery novella.) Kindle Edition

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With the stress of unemployment, household issues and memories of a troubled life, Toney comes face to face with violence in his home. Things could have taken a turn for the worst, that one stormy night; Toney question the direction his life was heading. That same rainy night, after escaping an adverse situation, he is confronted with a strange occurrence in the woods. He is not sure what it is or means. The next morning, he is found by his friend and neighbor Deo, who takes him to a location where the two explore life’s qualities and concepts. The meeting seemed to be both and eye opener and therapeutic for the two men. A glimpse is further seen in the life of both Toney and Deo.



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