400 Arrows

Well… not quite 400. I’ve shot 375 total this week. School gets in the way of everything. I’m hoping that the summer allows me to be more dedicated to thos regimine than the school year does.

There were two little girls at the range today who were shooting for the first time ever. I had a little giggle when the youngest one asked me if I could hit the gold from the 10 yard line (it was raining today and the range I shoot at has marked their very short indoor range in yards and not meters). When I hit the gold ring she said “Wow…” all drawn out like I’d just done something Godlike.
Thinking about it now, I guess it must have seemed that way to her. I am still impressed when I watch the pros shoot a 10 from 70 meters away. They do it all the time but that thought never occurs to me when I watch.
I wish I had been a part of a JOAD. I didn’t really start shooting until I was 23 and I feel like I mossed out on a really cool experience.

By J. M. Tuckerman

J.M.Tuckerman is a neurodivergent writer with a big education. She holds an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults, an MA in Writing, and a BA in Writing Arts (specializing in Creative Writing, New Media Writing, and Publication; concentrating in New Media Production), which she somehow managed to earn despite her three very loud and large dogs. Jessica was lucky enough to intern at Quirk Books and Picador, USA while earning her master’s degrees. Her service dog, Ringo, is very proud of all that she has accomplished and hopes to be on a back cover of a published book with her very soon. An avid reader, writer, and lover of young adult and middle-grade literature, Jessica’s bookshelf is overflowing with hardbacks, paperbacks, and a million half-filled notebooks. She is a proud fur-mommy to two lab/st-bernard littermates, a retriever-mix service dog, and one orange little hobgoblin cat, all of whom have made very audible appearances on the Booked All Night podcast.

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