About “Tales of Unrequited Love”
“Tales of Unrequited Love” is a compilation of short stories and poems that allow me to explore ideas and thoughts about love. It is important to note that love in these tales is more than romantic love. Love in these stories represents a spectrum of affection for the objective, subjective, romantic, and platonic. As with any creative project that I undertake, my inspiration stems from literature, pop culture, my childhood, adulthood (gasp!), vicarious experiences, and most importantly, my fantasies. At times I play the protagonist, other times I am the antagonist, and occasionally I am solely the narrator. I do not pretend to be an expert on love nor do I aspire to ever become one. All that I aspire to accomplish with these tales is to understand my own growth and development as a creature who is capable of experiencing love.
About Azul Serena
I am an educator by day and a writer by night. When I grow up I plan to live in a world where daydreams become reality and real life won’t take itself so seriously. I live with my trusted journal and favorite pen in the always sunny and occasionally cloudy Southern California.
Writing has been an important part of my life for many years, but it was only recently that I decided to leave the confines of my personal journal and instead practice the creative art of writing. This process has not been easy. In my early works my writing is forced and pretentious because I was trying to emulate my idea of a perfect writer. Little did I know that there is no such thing as the perfect writer, there is only you, your voice, and your tempo. I came to this realization when I finally understood the emotions and morsels of time that I hope to capture with words, and how I want to deliver those thoughts. Thankfully, I am learning the power of storytelling from my literary s/heroes: Gabriel García Márquez, Isabel Allende, Sandra Cisneros, Jhumpa Lahiri, and Jane Austen.