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A Little Princess - Frances Hodgson Burnett

A Little Princess – Frances Hodgson Burnett

Has anyone watched the Shirley Temple movie by the same name? I have dim recollections of it, and following my recent read of the novel, an increased desire to see it again. 821 more words


Writing for pleasure or because you must?

Wonderful. I’ve just completed a revised and rejuvenated first chapter. ‘Big deal you might be tempted to think, but this is not only my first blogging experience, the story is something I’ve been working on since 2007. 423 more words

Creative Writing

Early Morning Early Morning

I am an early riser, and that is a good thing given all the little chores that define my day, family, farm, home, business. One of my all time, absolute, favorite duties is waking my youngest up so he and I together can pull our collective selves together and make our way to his day school. 162 more words

Totem Hall

The Nonsense Filter... someone congratulate me; Chapter One is complete

Sections 21 and 22 complete Chapter One

As Vernon began to drift, his thoughts turned finally to Tarkey and his publishing expectations. How had that happened?  47 more words

Creative Writing

Quick Review: THE HEADMASTER'S WIFE by Thomas Christopher Greene

So I had heard about this book when it first came out and put it on my wish list. I bought it as a birthday gift from Amazon (yes, my bday is on Saturday!). 231 more words

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Then I Snapped

“Mom come play in the pool with me.”
“Always tell me that, it’s so much better
when I do.”
But then I didn’t
He loved… 83 more words



I am fourteen years old.  I’m on a two-week school holiday from boarding school, and I’m staying in a Catholic Childrens’ Home.  I’ve become very inept at shoplifting.   1,242 more words

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