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Letter from Home ~ Part 5

Day Four

There was no rain when I woke up but outside was wet everywhere. Samuel had already put Beleigh to work to dry off the bikes and was reheating my portion of breakfast. 2,752 more words

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Notes from Ann: Three Great Books for the End of Summer

Picture me writing my novel, head down, fingers flying, type, type, type. I really don’t want to stop, but I need to alert you to three great new books. 955 more words

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The Secret Service Babysitter ~ Part 5

Part Five: Family

I feel a vibration again my leg. I take my phone out and answer it. “Yo, hot stuff.”

“Don’t answer your phone like that,” she mutters on the other end. 7,878 more words

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Letter from Home ~ Part 4

Day Three

I couldn’t tell if it was real or not on the third day I woke. It was like a dream that was starting to lose its unrealistic filter. 2,020 more words

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The Secret Service Babysitter ~ Part 4

Part Four: Troubled Nights

I start walking over and keep my feet quiet as he continues to play. It’s hard to keep sneakers quiet over grass and dried leaves though. 8,057 more words

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The First Ones...

So…

I discovered I could sculpt.

Who knew?

That first aviator hat surprised me in many ways. First of all, it was a miniature (1:4 scale) which made creating details a bit more difficult because you have to make them more notorious so they can be noticed.  65 more words

'Early Work' Is a Stunning Debut About Aspiring Writers

The whip-smart and rather disturbing novel, Early Work, begins with the protagonist, Peter Cunningham, making a provocative statement: “I don’t act like a total asshole to most people I meet.” He continues to point out that he was raised to consider himself smarter “and on some fundamental level, more deserving of complete fulfillment than anyone in the world.” To first-time novelist Andrew Martin’s great credit, he establishes Peter in these few lines as a late twenty-something, solipsistic, morally ambiguous, would-be writer, whose story is worth following. 692 more words

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