OK folks I’ve got to vent out a bit.
Before I do let me say this is not to be taken personally by anyone. I’m just kind of upset right now and need to be rid of this thought process.
I know that everyone likes a real good feel good tone.
I get that people find happy joy joy stuff greatly inspiring.
My life has been filled with struggle. I have busted my hump to rise above said struggle.
I’m not going to apologize for who I am for what I am or for what I write about.
A lot in my life has been frightening, harsh, hurtful and just downright horrible.
My mental illness has taken its toll on me and a lot of people around me.
I just have to say if you need everything to make you chuckle and smile to inspire you you are not very open to life.
Either that or you’re living in a Polly Anna world.
For me there’s not been a happily ever after. I am still in the midst of struggle and I write of it.
A lot of good has come from that which I have been through and that good I would not trade for anything in this world.
That old saying of “To thine own self be true” stands for me and what I write.
If that bothers some I’d suggest you not read me anymore.
If, however you’d like to understand me better before you pass judgement I’d ask you read my book, Campbell’s Rambles: How a Seeing Eye Dog Retrieved My Life.
Some have said it did not tell nearly enough of that tale. In fact, I have a review somewhere that says that I should have either spoken more openly about that of which I wrote or simply not have spoken of it at all.
That same reviewer as well as many others tell me that my story even though about the common problems of abuse and disability is unique because I am a multiply disabled woman who has suffered at the hands of abusers and lived to tell the tale.
I wish I could find that review, I’d post it here.
I have been encouraged by many to write more about that which I have gone through. I will be doing so soon.
In fact after a recent experience that is going to the very front of my list.
I pour my heart and soul into my writing and I won’t apologize for the fact that a lot of it is true to life and that it outright sucks.
Want to know more of me who I am and why?
Do not do so unless you want the reality of life…
More about Patty L. Fletcher…
Bubba Tails Media Kit
Welcome to my Media Kit King Campbell and I are pleased to present some wondrous stories and art work to you all. Enjoy.
Bubba Tails from the Puppy Nursery at The Seeing Eye Written by Patty L. Fletcher Told by, King Campbell Lee – The Seeing Eye Dog AKA Bubba
In this magical and love filled tail, King Campbell AKA Bubba travels to the puppy nursery at The Seeing Eye to help ready a group of puppies who are just about to embark on the fabulous journey of learning to become Seeing Eye dogs. Just as he is about to finish his tail, a wee pup becomes very frightened of all that lies ahead, and one frightfully stormy night she runs away! Will King Campbell hear the urgent call from the puppy nursery in time? Will they find her and save her so she can fulfill her destiny?
The use of Tail instead of Tale for story and Magik instead of Magic is intended for these short stories. A great play on words from King Campbell
Patty Lyne Fletcher in her own words (October 2017
About me and my crew
I’m a single mother with a beautiful daughter, of whom I am very proud. I have a great son-in-law and five beautiful grandchildren. Three girls, and two boys. I hope to be able to write more about them later on. I own and handle a Black Labrador from The Seeing Eye™ named Campbell Lee—a.k.a. Bubba Lee or King Campbell, to give just a couple of his nicknames.
About my blindness
I was born one and a half months premature. My blindness was caused by my being given too much oxygen in the incubator. I was partially sighted until 1991, at which time I lost my sight due to an infection after cataract surgery and high eye pressure. I used a cane for 31 years before making the change to a guide dog.
Where I live and work
Currently, I live and work in Kingsport, Tenn. I used to work for CONTACT-CONCERN of Northeast Tennessee, Inc. I left that position in order to spend time with family and pursue my writing full time.
Why I write.
I wrote Campbell’s Rambles: How a Seeing Eye Dog Retrieved My Life to tell the story of how going to The Seeing Eye™ and getting Campbell, learning to love, handle, and work him, then coming home and adding him to my life, gave me true freedom. I tell of how changing from being a 31-year cane user to being a guide dog handler taught me things about myself I had never known before. I tell of the wonderment I experienced when I finally took that chance.
A major goal of mine is to help others who find themselves in domestic violence situations. I also want to help others learn more about mental illnesses and how different situations and environments can drastically affect those with such challenges. I tell how training affected me physically as a result of the fibromyalgia I deal with, along with the side effects of the medications I take. I focus on bipolar disorder, on how it can go horribly wrong and cause a person to behave in ways they normally would not.
Another thing I have attempted to show is how, in certain institutional settings, attachments can develop—and how those attachments can become unhealthy for all concerned if they are not handled correctly. Most simply, I want others to know more about me.
In Bubba Tails From the Puppy Nursery At The Seeing Eye, it is King Campbell Super Seeing Eye Dog A.K.A Bubba’s turn to tell his tale.
While helping to ready a group of pups to go and meet their puppy raiser families, so they too, might one-day become Seeing Eye dogs, he tells of what it was like for him, to grow up and become a Seeing Eye dog.
My hobbies include reading, writing, music, and standup comedy. I also like nature walks, light hiking, tent camping, and fishing. No, I am not afraid to bait a hook.
Music I enjoy
My favorite types of music are classic rock, rhythm and blues, and classic country, as well as some present-day country music. I also like meditation music.
My favorite books and authors
I enjoy fantasy, science fiction, and books about the supernatural. I love the books by Stephen King, Dean Koontz, and many more. My favorite books include
Stephen King’s Dark Tower series, J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series, and J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings series.
My spiritual faith
I am a spiritual walker. I claim no particular faith, either Christian or pagan. I simply know that there is God and Goddess, or Mother Father God, as some call her/him. I lean toward the natural approach, or Druidism (Druidry), as it promotes harmony and respect for all beings, including the environment. I am also very interested in herbs and their healing properties.
Corner the Comfort Zone.
Patty & Pals
Bob Cat And Friends
A most excellent interview
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