Monthly Archives: September 2015

a walk in the city.

Some days, a walk in the city is just what you need… ……“You’re blushing,” he said. ……“I am not,” she insisted. ……“Yes… you are…” He stopped suddenly, almost causing a pile-up of pedestrians behind them on the sidewalk. With his … Continue reading

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unhappy endings.

The first time I saw Tangled, I cried at the end. Kind of a lot. Eugene gives the best ever one-slash haircut. Eugene is dead. Eugene is alive! Rapunzel gets her real parents back. I have seen the movie at least … Continue reading

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perfect love stories.

I once read 58 books in 6 weeks. I became a regular at the local used book store, often snatching up 5 or 6 books at a time. Oh, I could have gone to the library instead or (shudder) acquired a … Continue reading

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opening the gates of hell.

I had to do it. I had to send my resume to someone. I hated to do it but I did it anyway. I have zero desire to ever again do anything on that resume. But what choice did I have? … Continue reading

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hoping like a pessimist.

I am currently unemployed and have been for a while. I welcomed my layoff, a result of downsizing during a corporate merger. It came at a time when I was ready for a break and for a chance to be … Continue reading

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writing, the early years.

Words. And paper. I love them both. I have been writing since I was a child. In my teenage years, the words morphed into angst-ridden stories and poems of love and loneliness. At 18, I left for college, aimless in every … Continue reading

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I remember the first time I shared my fiction writing with anyone. Years ago… on an online forum where I could maintain anonymity. I thought my writing was good, but I had never gotten a second opinion and I didn’t completely … Continue reading

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