- Ungrateful Bliss is a fiction blog and is written by a team of writers/a few friends, for fun. We each write a character, contribute to each other’s posts, and utterly enjoy this original, creative outlet. Most of these posts are first drafts, written daily then posted at midnight, We love being a part of the blogging community and seeing what else is out there. We never would have found the incredible photography and personal WordPress blogs if it weren’t for this experiment. Thanks for reading, and thanks especially to those of you who stick with us through the good and the bad posts. I hope it has been worth it!
- MAJOR DISCLAIMIER: I write Odette’s character and had a friend ask me recently if this is about me and my husband and so I want to make it utterly clear that although some of the material in the posts are taken from life experiences (autism, music and grief), the relationships of the characters do not reflect, mirror or emulate the personal relationships of the writers in any way at all. It is difficult sometimes to “write what you know” while keeping a safe distance from appears to be reality. This fiction blog is NOT our reality or our fantasies…this is a fun collaboration of ideas, a story that will have an end, and simply, creative fiction writing.
Story Summery: Odette and her husband, Chris, live in a cute little yellow house in a college neighborhood. They have a 2-year-old daughter, Zoe. A year ago Odette lost her older sister to a car accident, which lead her to find distractions and comfort in a college student who lived only a few houses away. Odette and Chris struggle with Odette’s infidelity and also with an autism spectrum diagnosis for Zoe.
As Chris’s band starts to take off again, he tries to balance music success and keeping his torn family together. Meanwhile, Odette is stuck inside her own head and as the betrayal becomes unbearable, the series of events following, rocks the lives of everyone involved.
“I suppose ‘ungrateful bliss’ means I know I have an amazing life but I still choose to make mistakes and I am realistic enough to know that my actions could jeopardize my happiness and the happiness of those I love the most.“ —Odette