Regret is one of life’s great certainties -- remorse over something lost, words said or unsaid, deeds done or undone. It touches everybody’s life to varying degrees -- from intense anguish, overwhelming guilt, and mere disappointment to simply wishing it had been different.
I am gathering tales of regret from around the world to compile into a book. I am sure the stories of grief, failure and heartbreak will sadden; even make you cry. At the same time, I hope it will give you a glimpse into the human spirit and comfort, encourage and uplift you. Ultimately, it should beg the question “If I could do it over again, what would I do differently?” I hope you will find the answer in these personal accounts.
I want to invite you to share your personal experiences of regret around family, friends, love, loss, dreams, work/career, health, marriage, education, etc. You can e-mail your stories to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please keep your stories to no more than 1,000 words.
In consideration of me reviewing your works for the purposes of a potential publication, you grant me a non-exclusive, royalty free, irrevocable worldwide licence of the copyright in relation to use and/or publication in any media of the works submitted by you to me for the full term of the copyright free from encumbrances.
Why I am doing this?
Someone said that “regret is insight that comes a day too late”. It is my hope that you will be positively impacted by gaining an insight into the regrets of others. And that their story of regret will be your story of realisation. Because each story has the power to move, stir and teach.