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On Finding Myself in an Overstuffed Closet

I’ve always thought of myself as a low-maintenance sort of girl, despite the fact that I was once interviewed by a national women’s magazine for an article on high-maintenance women. 906 more words

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Number Fifty Four

(Trigger warnings.  This isn’t pleasant ;) )

I could see the consciousness return to her body.  I knew she’d be mostly lucid since she was waking from normal sleep, the effects of the drug having long since worn off. 657 more words


National Novel Writing Month - a journey

The national Novel Writing Month is an on-line challenge to write 50,000 words of a new novel in one month, the month of November. There is no prize, just the satisfaction of knowing you’ve done it, although the NaNoWriMo site has certificates and various goodies for the ‘winners’. 933 more words

Lois Elsden

Foundations for learning – foundations for writing?

Many years ago Lois Elsden ran a course for her students in the pupil referral unit where she worked; it was not exactly a counselling course, but it was a programme which she devised to help support these young people, and to try and boost their learning skills. 992 more words


Back to basics

We’ve been here in our new house, new town, new region, for two weeks today. The boxes are mostly unpacked, and everybody – human and animal alike – is settled. 288 more words

Captain Grey

Lt. Cmdr. Shiana Bell watched Captain Grey enter the ship’s commons.  As always her mind went to his ballet like beauty as he made his way to her.  712 more words


The Joy and Beauty of Accountability

It’s been a little over two years since I first signed up for 750words.com, a site based around the idea of morning writing exercises. One of the classic pieces of advice that professional writers give, is to start every morning by writing three pages, stream-of-consciousness style. 458 more words

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