Back in the 1990s, I joined an online writing group call ‘Gratuitous Violence’. Strangely enough, all the members were kind and giving, articulate, literary, clever, creative, and all of them had a great sense of humour. With their support, I became a better writer, and more importantly, gave me the confidence to take my writing seriously.
In the past hour, I have learnt that one of the brightest of us has passed away. Oh, Chris, what a loss to the world! You were so young.
Terry Pratchett said that while you remember a person, they are never truly gone. Please keep Chris Bloom in your hearts.