Category Archives: Saved

coming down

Hi. It’s been a while, eh? Probably I should just start a new blog, but some things need to get out of me, so here we are again. The first time I ever read my work in public, I refused … Continue reading

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Which way does your writing heart beat?

I don’t know if I can get this out fast enough before losing the string, it has all been pestering me for the longest time, but I didn’t know how to define it. A few weeks ago, I was graced … Continue reading

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There’s a million things to be

On Twitter someone said, “Don’t tell your readers you’re uneducated.” Well, why not? I guess it would depend on what you want your readers to believe. I mean, how successful can a writer expect to be without a college education? … Continue reading

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When I was younger, but still an adult, I was obsessed with my body. It didn’t fit right. I had curves, sometimes too many, was never straight and bony and flat like a flapper or those girls with the right … Continue reading

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Throw me Thursday: Ugly Free

@JulesJeffs sent me this video of Janis Joplin. (Julie’s blog) There is only one story I can write when I hear Joplin.  It’s about the summer I started reading Kerouac and Dostoevsky and cheating on my boyfriend and smoking pot.  … Continue reading

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Lead me not into temptation

I remember being saved at Dee’s house. I was close to 6 years old wrapped fully in the imaginings of the Rapture–the horns calling me home, complete disappearance from this wanton world, harps and angels and bliss forever. Dee is … Continue reading

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