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Light-bulb: The moment you lose your mind

It was Fall, post 09/11/2001 and for me the beginning of 8th grade.  I was 14 years old and riding the bus to school.  It happened sometime mid-morning and still today I could take you to exactly where it happened among the labyrinth of suburban streets on our bus’s route. 590 more words


100-Word Glances at Men and Memoir

The pictures on the wall, in the albums, on her phone replace those that wouldn’t have been taken, the ones in which your father, in the cluttered garage, is chasing you and punching you in the stomach because you don’t have any friends, because you brought him the wrong screwdriver ( 398 more words

StoryADay May

Retreat, To the Colors and The Star Spangled Banner

Military brats grow up in a very patriotic environment. Respect for God, country, and authority are learned at an early age. I’ve listened as many of my fellow military brats shared their childhood experiences. 336 more words

Independent Autor

The Contenders: Julie & Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen (2005) vs. Julie & Julia (2009)

Book: This book is a cooking memoir based on the author’s blog. She decided to take on the project of cooking every recipe in Julia Child’s… 278 more words

I just spent an hour knocking 200-some words out of this.


It is the summer of 1969 and Janelle is a pink blur on her bicycle, trailing a blonde ponytail, cresting the hill on Temple Avenue. 239 more words


Tail Gunner's Daughter Chapter 4

“In school, you’re taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you’re given a test that teaches you a lesson.” – Tom Bodett… 1,421 more words