My Words Sound Better …

My Words Sound Better …

… because I’m the world’s worst conversationalist. True, unfortunately.

As a teen in the 1950’s — remember the TV show Happy Days (1974-1984)? You know, Fonzie and the gang? Well, they really nailed those day’s. Cashmere sweaters, saddle-shoes, duck-tail haircuts, leather jackets, rolled-up sleeves and rolled-down socks, poodle skirts and crinolines  …

Only that wasn’t my scene. I was never a part of the “in crowd” and I only had one friend through those years … another girl, who, like me, loved school but were never comfortable with those other kids.

As part of my sophomore English class, I took six weeks of Extemporaneous Speaking. Why, I’ll never know. Besides, it wasn’t really ‘extemporaneous’ – we memorized a speech or story and presented it on stage, solo. When it came my turn … and I’d written the story myself … I was petrified. I got an A for the class, but that was the end of my venture into public speaking.

(I touched a bit on this topic on a previous post HERE if you’d like to check it out.)

Large crowds intimidate me. I’d much rather melt into the woodwork than carry on a conversation, and I rarely initiate one. Even one-on-one conversation can be awkward. Yeah, it’s pathetic—and sometimes painful—but that’s the way it is.

So, I write. It’s the best way I can communicate and let my words be heard.

“And the Lord said to me, ‘Write my answer on a billboard, large and clear, so that anyone can read it at a glance and rush to tell others.'” Habakkuk 2:2 [KJV] 

Peg Phifer About Peg Phifer

Multi-published author Peggy Blann Phifer writes a mixture of contemporary women’s fiction with three parts suspense, three parts mystery, and four parts romance, stirred up with a sprinkling of humor. Peg believes God has a sense of humor and that He intended to place laughter into our lives no matter our circumstances. Read more on her website.

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