Category Archives: Weird

The Automatic Writer’s Art of Shaking Hands

I am a nervous girl. The flush of my face has always given me away, but lately, it’s the tremor in my hands. There is usually a tiny shiver running through my bandwidth, tippy-tapping out a body hum across the … Continue reading

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Facebook is insane!

There, I said it. Now, I am not going to go around screaming from the port bow to abandon ship, I’m just going to tell you what I did and why I did it. I don’t know the first thing … Continue reading

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The Surreality of Home

  I went home today. I don’t know what I can tell you about the surreality of it. Some things were so familiar. Some were much smaller. Some were a sucker punch. Some I’d like to bottle. Some were gone. … Continue reading

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Writing by ear

In Kindergarten they didn’t know what to do with me. For weeks I shuffled between reading groups like a misshapen marble that doesn’t fit through the door. One day I was average, the next smart, then really smart, then not … Continue reading

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Throw me Thursday: Little Nipper

One of the best things about pregnancy is dreaming. Huge, hormone inflicted dreams pulse with a prolific force and sound–a cacophony of explosive joy. Innate perceptions plunged deep within the collective subconscious purge in volcanic spasms–worry, fear, desire. Churning diatribes … Continue reading

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Throw me Thursday: Memoir Mash-ups

I felt the hard minds of my family charged with anger, fighting impractical hurried, driving themselves through the backwater streets in flight looking for an easy out, blue-collar babies rebelling against the paternal accusing clatter for the wild banshee in … Continue reading

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Throw me Thursday: Not to be seen

Twitter tenderfoot and local poetess @PrettyInkstain threw in, “@EVictoriaF #throwme ‘trying not to be seen.’” which works well with my favorite alien abductee and former nice lady @crredwards, “@PennyJars Prompts: Interruption. Apathy. Schadenfreude.” Of course he was trying not to … Continue reading

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