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Becca Vry

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Becca Vry lives in a high rise in the vibrant metropolis of downtown Chicago with her husband of 20 years, Maximilian, and their 2 daughters. When not doing the mom thing, she can be found at Art Galleries, poetry readings, creating something on a canvas, in the mosh pit at a concert or on the dance floor of her favorite Chicago Goth/Industrial haunts. No matter the setting, she is rarely seen without wearing her Doc Martens.

Becca began writing poetry and short stories at a very early age. In the early 2000's, when she became a stay-at-home-mom yearning to break up the monotony of diaper changes and feeding schedules, she rediscovered her love of words once again. While her children are at school, she writes and enters on-line short story
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Becca Vry My grandparents met in a German Work Camp in WW2, it was where my mother was born. After they were liberated by French and American troops, they found…moreMy grandparents met in a German Work Camp in WW2, it was where my mother was born. After they were liberated by French and American troops, they found their way to America. Based on conversations of survival with my mother and grandparents, the character of Raizie began formulating in my mind over many, many years.

It was only when I began reading about the Syrian war, after a scary conversation involving a member in my family (who is from Syria and immigrated to the US and is now a beautiful part of my extended family), that Yara's character came to be.

On a cold, cloudy Chicago March morning a few years ago, I was feeling depressed and needed to get out for some fresh air. With my little one in a stroller, we made our way to the south end of Grant Park, and decided to sit on a park bench near the Shedd Aquarium to watch the angry waves point in all directions. Even the buildings looked like they were biting at an already bruised sky. Everything seemed to be in a foul mood, including me and the baby. When my daughter finally fell asleep, I was able to absorb everything around me. That's when Yara and Raizie decided to join me on that park bench...and the conversations they wanted to have with each other both disturbed me and inspired me. Yara's story and Raizie's story...I learned so much from these two character's as they became flesh, and while researching their circumstances and revisiting painful conversations with my mother about her survival story depressed me about the state of things in many parts of the world today, I also grew to feel inspired by the hopescapes that are before us, if we are willing to look beyond pain, suffering and loss. The Yara's and Raizie's of the world really are warriors, and I've been incredibly touched by these characters, while writing them. (less)
Becca Vry I put on my headphones, tune into one of my most aggressive Industrial Music playlists, and go for a walk. I've recently lost over 100 pounds and…moreI put on my headphones, tune into one of my most aggressive Industrial Music playlists, and go for a walk. I've recently lost over 100 pounds and walking at least 10,000 steps has helped me with the physical aspect of my well-being/self-improvement, but I've also discovered that movement truly uplifts me and helps with my emotional/creative well-being too. I live in a large city so there is a lot of interesting things to see along my way, no matter the direction I head. The combination of the rhythms, tones and lyrics, and seeing things in the cityscape that give me ideas about my characters and why they will or won't cooperate with my muse...usually works every time for me. If that doesn't work, there is always a nap...or vodka. (less)
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My name is Becca Vry, but many of you will know me as GothicTemptress, a Pen Name I’ve used since 1998.


I’m a Chicago native who prefers high-rise living and hasn’t owned or driven a car in over twenty years. My husband and I are about to celebrate our 20th Wedding Anniversary, and I’m a stay-at-home mother of two daughters.


I’ve recently lost over 100 poun...

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“There comes a time for us not to just be survivors, but to be warriors. Yara, you have your life, and the chance to make the most of it. Don't run or hide from that challenge or let your guilt keep you from living your life. This gift is such a beautiful opportunity. Embrace it. Seize every opportunity from here on out. Live.”
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“Their locked hands offered a stark reminder of how many scars lingered … shards of war and distressing anguish forever branded them. Yet in this endearing moment of comfort, their adversity became skinspeak between survivors phoenixing from the ashes of their perilous journey—their burning eagerness for survival overcoming the forces that once tried to stifle their light.”
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“There comes a time for us not to just be survivors, but to be warriors. Yara, you have your life, and the chance to make the most of it. Don't run or hide from that challenge or let your guilt keep you from living your life. This gift is such a beautiful opportunity. Embrace it. Seize every opportunity from here on out. Live.”
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“Their locked hands offered a stark reminder of how many scars lingered … shards of war and distressing anguish forever branded them. Yet in this endearing moment of comfort, their adversity became skinspeak between survivors phoenixing from the ashes of their perilous journey—their burning eagerness for survival overcoming the forces that once tried to stifle their light.”
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“You have the freedom and the ability to decide what to do with your life, and that includes learning how to welcome happiness again. It's a conscious choice we each have to make, to emerge from the embers of profound loss and hopelessness, to become the fire that warms us, lights our path, all of it. We can embody that warmth and light.”
Becca Vry, Musings: An Argyle Empire Anthology

“You have the freedom and the ability to decide what to do with your life, and that includes learning how to welcome happiness again. It's a conscious choice we each have to make, to emerge from the embers of profound loss and hopelessness, to become the fire that warms us, lights our path, all of it. We can embody that warmth and light.”
Becca Vry, Musings: An Argyle Empire Anthology

“Their locked hands offered a stark reminder of how many scars lingered … shards of war and distressing anguish forever branded them. Yet in this endearing moment of comfort, their adversity became skinspeak between survivors phoenixing from the ashes of their perilous journey—their burning eagerness for survival overcoming the forces that once tried to stifle their light.”
Becca Vry, Musings: An Argyle Empire Anthology

“There comes a time for us not to just be survivors, but to be warriors. Yara, you have your life, and the chance to make the most of it. Don't run or hide from that challenge or let your guilt keep you from living your life. This gift is such a beautiful opportunity. Embrace it. Seize every opportunity from here on out. Live.”
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