Safe in His Heart will be released on the 2nd of May, 2016. In an attempt to get to know Paul and Andrew, I thought that they could take the 30-Day Writing Challenge. Let’s see their answers. I will be posting their responses on the blog daily, so scroll back if you missed some.
24. Something you miss
Paul: I’m going to answer for Andrew, because he’d never admit it, even though he misses it the most.
Paul: You miss being perceived as straight.
Andrew: **shrugs** Maybe.
Paul: **snorts** I’m right, and I know it. You miss going to work and everyone thinking that you’re exactly what you look like. Because now they know, you see their sly looks. You see innuendoes in things that once didn’t bother you. You feel the need to fight for everything that is yours, because you think they’re going to take it away from you now that they know you’re one of those “dreaded homosexual people.”
Andrew: In a way. But I was always fighting. That inner fight is what makes me successful. It’s just that I have more to fight for now. More to lose. It will make me more successful. You’ll see.
Paul: Maybe. So tell me, what do you think I miss the most?
Andrew: Hmm. I think you miss your late-teens the most.
Paul: What? No way. That was a dreadful time, trying to work out who I was and what I wanted to be.
Andrew: Which is part of it. That part of your life was all about you. You’ve matured now and you see the bigger picture. The bigger world. You’ve seen death. You’ve seen miracles. You’ve seen heartbreak, and you no longer have only you to think about. I think you miss being innocent.
Sometimes things just need to be said.