Once The Escape Is Made – It Is Important To Never Return

I decided to go away. Anything to get away from depressing hard coal country. Although not a rock of anthracite has been mined in twenty-five years, the moniker stands. It is fitting for a place so mired in the past.

 

Attending the University of Miami has been eye-opening and freeing. I have come out of my shell and have made a few friends. I discovered a love of the ocean and, much to my parents’ disapproval, I have changed my major to oceanography. The classes are challenging, but the subject matter is engaging. Life is so much different away from the backward region I left behind. Here, people believe in opportunity and adventure. Life is not the stagnant, morose marsh from which I escaped.

 

The college years fly by. I stay the summer and winter breaks. My parents occasionally make the trip to see me, but for the most part, I am free of the coal dust that has clouded the minds of so many.


“Who am I?”

I am an independent, self-published teller of tales, an author of scarcely any renown. However, as a storyteller, I know who I am, and with that persona, I am both confident and comfortable.

I invite you to visit my website,

ShortStoryScribe.com

and/or Amazon Author Pages

Joe Leonardi                 Scono Sciuto

if you are so inclined please purchase a copy and leave a review.

Thank you,

Joe

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