It is with deep regret and great sadness that I announce the passing of the hamster who used to power the wheel of thoughts in my head. Jack died peacefully on his wheel on Sunday, June 12th at 3:15 pm in his 36th year.
Jack loved all things related to language and words. He excelled at creating just the right nuance in a sentence so it sounded interesting without being too wordy. He spent many hours pouring over his thesaurus to make a phrase engaging, yet comprehensible.
Jack began gnawing on his writing chops at a young age. He dabbled in poetry and short stories and had recently begun his foray into writing a novel. His passion for words led him to blogging and he relished the forum that allowed him complete freedom for his creative compulsion. He was a fanatic about grammatical correctness, loved to build a story from beginning to end and thrilled in plotting twists and turns that a reader may not have anticipated.
Jack leaves behind an empty wheel, a collection of Dean Koontz novels and a battered Underwood typewriter on which he had hoped to use to type his way into becoming a prolific Canadian author.
Expressions of sympathy can be sent to the comments section of this blog. R.I.P. Jack – we had a good thing going for a while.