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Remembering Sammy

I knew Sam when he was ten. Now look at him.

Sure, the ears are the same, but there’s just not the same innocence to that lopsided grin, the left side of the face now permanently tugged up, contorted. 137 more words

Creative

Bad Girlz

I had a difficult teaching artist day yesterday. Nothing seemed to go quite right. And I think it started with my Girlz, who were behaving more badly than usual because of their recent release via Spring Break. 1,194 more words

Creative Writing

Remember When 64 Was Old?

It I get this silly post done fast enough, it will be in time to appear here on my birthday, April 15.  So, since I’m in a hurry, here goes: 278 more words

Humor

It's not *supposed* to be easy!

Writing is easy. Writing well is hard. It takes concentration, discipline, and attention to detail. More than anything else, it takes time. It doesn’t matter if what you’re doing is fiction or non-fiction, feature or fantasy. 439 more words

Writing

Michael J. Preston

Daily Prompt Mentor Me Have you ever had a mentor? What was the greatest lesson you learned from him or her?

At the top of the third flight of stairs was an office looking out on the campus. 1,985 more words

Daily Prompt

SHORT & SWEET REVIEW: THE UMBRIAN SUPPER CLUB BY MARLENA DE BLASI

Note, the format of my Short and Sweet reviews differs in that they simply comprise the book blurb and a short response (hence, the short and sweet).  679 more words

Book Reviews

Cake and Punishment

Hot moist angel food cake.
Melty icing
Sticky
On the edge of little fingers.
STOP!
fix the cake
Adrenaline pumps
Ears ring
I’m a little taller than the cake… 31 more words

Child Abuse Survivor