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Framed [Poem]

My name flicks off your tongue like

a splash from a fountain;

Yet you learn me as if I’m

a climb up a mountain.

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Duck Trauma

Yesterday, a friend told me a true story so thought-provoking that I felt compelled to commit it to paper (or rather this computer screen)

The story, which she has now entitled “duck trauma”, started out prosaically enough. 1,556 more words

The Internet & Teen Suicide Link: Intervention & Prevention for Parents

Today I was reading a news article from the American Academy of Pediatrics about the upswing in teen suicide attempts & completions. Suicide is now the second leading cause of death for teens between 15 and 19. 1,082 more words


Ouch! Moments: When Words Are Used in Hurtful Ways

Ouch! Moments: When Words Are Used in Hurtful Ways

Michael Genhart, Author

Viviana Garofoli, Illustrator

Magination Press, Fiction, Sep. 22, 2015

Suitable for Ages: 5-8… 318 more words

Children's Book Review

People Nowadays: Why Don’t We Help? Less Is More, at Least When It Comes to Bystanders

People Nowadays: Instead of  helping you, they cause more harm.- Samuel Olaolorun

The more eyewitnesses
present, the less likely
people will help a victim.

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Bystanders #readwomen #bookreview — Grab the Lapels

Think about it: Doris Lessing wrote the horrifying story “Room 19,” but not once did the narrator tell her children she didn’t want them. Instead, she quietly committed suicide, but we get what’s going on.

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ORIGINS: Tara Laskowski

In today’s ORIGINS at jmww, author Tara Laskowski discusses the origins for her short story collection Bystanders, which published May 2016, by Santa Fe Writers Project. 793 more words