About Lovely Curses

Even fairytale love stories begin with a curse.

In our journey to happily ever after, we sometimes face bumps in the road—our curse, whether it be betrayal, deceit, loneliness, distance, denial, loss, sacrifice, etc. Sometimes, we never get to happily ever after. And sometimes, we settle for happy for right now, until better comes. These are the “fairytale” love stories we make in the real world and the “lovely curses” I want to share with you.

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Morning Inspiration: Writing Prompt No. 7

Good morning! Rise and shine! May I borrow a minute of your time for some quick inspiration?

I’m all out of ideas. It’s been one of those weeks. An endless parade of bad news, sad stories, and anxiety-inducing updates regarding the pandemic.

But at least my Cowboys won last night. And at least today is Friday. So I think I’ll splurge…

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Hi! I’m Nortina! I’m a bit of a hopeless romantic. I can also be dreadfully pessimistic. Quite the conundrum! So when it comes to writing love stories, I tend to drift from the butterflies in the stomach and dive right into the raw, gritty details we leave out, the characteristics of love that aren’t as sweet, that are a little more “cursed,” but that are craved just the same. Read more

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