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"Child Support Office" from FINGERPRINTS OF A HUNGER STRIKE, by Tony Robles

At the entrance was a very large security guard chatting with another man who referred to him as Dinnerplate. Having recently been employed as a security guard, I felt a connection with my uniformed brethren. 95 more words

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Liquid: The Daily Post Photo Challenge, 16 May 2018

For this week’s Daily Post Photo Challenge, LIQUID, self decided to break with her usual habit of scouring her archives. Instead, she decided to take pictures of liquids. 55 more words

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Poetry Thursday: LIU XIA

Excerpt from Scheme, in the bilingual poetry collection Empty Chairs (Graywolf Press)

You’re always disappointed in me/
I, too, can do nothing about myself. 28 more words

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Unerring Rhythm

There’s this thing that the best writers have — a rhythm?

Philip Pullman had it in spades. Each of his elegantly paced deaths — aargh… 147 more words

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Philippine Dept. of Education To Use Self's GINSENG AND OTHER TALES FROM MANILA in Schools

Self got an e-mail yesterday from alma mater Ateneo de Manila University. They’d been trying to reach her because the Philippine Department of Education wants to include her first collection of short stories, … 125 more words

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Onward With the Reading List: TREASURE ISLAND

Big, fat tears are rolling down self’s cheeks right now. Damn you, Philip Pullman, why?

Why?

Why?

Treasure Island, save self!

Luckily, self was able to see through her fog of tears and read all the way through to p. 154 more words

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