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Finding Your Legal High

A week ago, my nephew and I had a brief chat that has since redirected (and refocused) my goal.  I had my laptop open and was skimming through the novel I started writing last November during NaNoWriMo.   327 more words

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When You Grow Up Being Told You're Ugly

When you grow up being told you’re ugly, you grow up hating your own body.  You were made fun of a lot as a kid for how you look- dark skin, crazy hair, too fat, too skinny. 427 more words


Dear Ronni, On the eve of your 70th Birthday

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “From You to You.”

Dear Ronni,

Well, old girl, if you are reading this, you made it to the ripe old age of 69, almost 70.

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We're in Texas.

A woman asks how I’m doing.

I reply, “I’m well; how are you?”

For a moment, she’s stunned. Then she curls her lip to bare her teeth, and–once I register her expression–she snarls, “I’m good.” 47 more words

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A yellowjacket stung me.

It hurt–but it punctured the skin at an odd angle and got stuck in my leg, so instead of swatting it, I laughed at it, and let it live with the shame. 19 more words

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Dear Ronni, You Are Fourteen...and It's Okay to Be An Oddball

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “From You to You.”

Dear Ronni,

Okay, before I get too far into this, you should know that I’m writing to you on the cusp of my 50th year on the planet. 1,163 more words


To My Best Pal, Who Had Set Her Soul for a Short Departure

To my beloved Georgina/Jorge,

Two to three weeks flew fast forward from the day of your departure; and ever since I received the text message regarding your short burial, my world — for some instances — had been cased around an inexplicable amount of despair. 758 more words