Who am I but merely these typed words on a screen. These words and thoughts and emotions that you have to take at face value. I have learnt the hard way that just because someone writes something, doesn’t mean it’s true. That some people will misrepresent themselves, or downright lie. That they will claim to be ill, dying, in a coma, to get attention. It is known as Munchausen’s by Internet.
So, as I write these words, I ask you to trust me, to believe me. And all I can do in return, is pledge to write my truth. I cannot prove it is true, I can just ask for your trust. And know that if you give it, it is a gift. So, I will write my truth and hope it is enough.
I cannot, however, be completely honest about my children. I must respect their privacy. I must lie about their names, give them false identities, like undercover superheroes or those in a witness protection program. Because protect them I must. The Internet is not a safe place for us innocents.
And so, who am I? I am merely someone who writes better than they can speak. Who seeks refuge in an online world, a world that is not perfect nor perfectly safe. But one that will do. It will have to do.
Who am I? Join me, trust me if you can, and find out.
[White words on a black background: Who am I but merely these typed words on a screen?