I’ve loved this.
Babel sidled up to me serendipitously when I was in the very darkest place. You were with me while I was alone in lockdown. Working with you all has been inspiring and frustrating and, above all, SO FUN.
I realise now, how much I love writing and making up shit. There is no turning back. I’m strutting down the corridor to the locked door at the end and I’m gonna barge through it like Billy Big Bollocks. Writing is not a secret to me anymore.
This isn’t goodbye. This is a love letter to you. Before I fuck off.
My name is Jemma Roper, from Cardiff, Wales, UK. [@jemmaroper on instagram!] It has just gone midnight and it is now my birthday. The next lockdown is imminent. You won’t be with me this time, but I will be using what I’ve learnt here with full expression. Gonna scuttle up into my brain like a rat up a drain pipe!
It’s been an absolute pleasure.
RESTRAIN THE SPECIMEN, @babelbob. TAKE ME TO THE HOLE!