1:02 a.m., May 18, 2017, 1,125 words and 6,860 characters.
Just like that, my first story was born, and I could not be happier.
For a week and a half, David, Bradley and I had thought of you, always changing in our minds eye. Would you have a news lede like the Globe or maybe a funny anecdotal lede like TIME? Surely not anything like The Onion, we were all happy when you didn’t come out like that.
Through 3 separate protests (dare I say trimesters?) you put us through hell, always trying to find new information to feed your insatiable appetite. We did though, and you grew and developed into the fledged story you are today.
Now that you are published, it is time for me and your co-authors to let you go, out into the world. There, young story, you may face adversity. People may write on your comments with things not too pleasant and you may be shared on a Facebook wall that you do not like. There is nothing we, as your authors, can do, and you must stand alone as a proud piece of reporting that we know you are.
Author 1/3, Sophie
To read the story that prompted this post, go to https://nujournalismingreece2017.wordpress.com/2017/05/17/despite-lack-of-change-protests-continue-to-be-way-of-life/