It has been a good while since my last post – I missed the entire month of October. Man what an excruciating month that was. In October, I was preparing to submit my third annotation which included two short stories I’d been working on. My mentor wanted me to get in touch with my emotions and use those feelings to enhance my characters. So I revisited the beginnings of a writing sample I’d started, but never finished which I called Three Days Grace. It was about a woman on the verge of suicide, but I hadn’t really gotten anywhere with it. It was raw and dark. Then I began work on a piece I called Happy, because it seemed as if unconsciously I’d been…