Guilty and Cheap

Tomorrow is my mother's birthday.  I spent most of the day today with her.  She wanted a necklace, so I got her one that she liked, and that I can afford.  Now I feel like cheapskate 'cause I couldn't afford to get her anything nicer.

I feel like this a lot.  My budgets have been tight, and I am not able to be as extravagant as I would like.  I know I shouldn't feel sad, and yes, I know it is the thought that counts, but I cannot help it.

O, well, It is just a quirk in being me.

(from my HQ blog)

My name is Charlie, but if your looking for my work, I go by C. E. Dorsett.  I write scifi, fantasy, and a touch of horror.  I like to play with gothic, steampunk, decopunk, epic fantasy, and wuxia.  I love to tell stories and talk about books, movies, series, and music.