I am a business woman, a single mom, and an aspiring writer of nonsense and dreams. Emerson wrote, "Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."  I love those words.  For me I believe the destination is not as important as the journey because it is the journey that helps to define who we are at the end. I write for me but I also write for my daughter so that she might see my journey which in turn might inspire her on her own path. For her, I want there to always be magic, I want there to always be the belief that the impossible is just inspiration, and I want there to be respect for the darkness in this world because without it there can be no light.  I have been a writer my entire life, but it is only now that I have been able to be who I want to be and write both truth and fairytale while knowing the difference. I have realized the brilliance of Emerson's words, "To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment." I pause letting those words echo inside my head as my journey from my old life to my new life as writer begins.

For me sharing my work is scary but necessary for my growth as a writer. I hope you enjoy my dreams and creations. They are not for everyone, but they are mine, and that they may bring someone else pleasure is inspiring.
  • San Antonio
  • JoinedOctober 19, 2012

Stories by Shannon Boote
The Smell of Donuts by ShannonBoote
The Smell of Donuts
A poem about growing up wondering the halls of high school, while zombies feast on your insecurities. ~Dedica...
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Tears Turned to Pouring Rain by ShannonBoote
Tears Turned to Pouring Rain
Anger can be cathartic especially when the alternative is to lay down and give up.
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