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The Home Stretch

I’m not a fan of the winter. I’ve bemoaned it in articles and whined about it to every listening ear. Unfortunately, my laments never…

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For Love of the Story

I had written my first short story before I was halfway through elementary school. It was a riveting tale about a bi-species gal named…

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The Lazy Farm Girl

I feel the need to disclose a nasty truth about myself. It’s not a skeleton rattling in the closet or a deep and dark…

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November Mornings

November mornings all start the same. The alarm screams at 5:45 in the morning. Slippers and a sweater lie next to my bed to…

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Girlfriends

I was never the kind of girl to have a lot of girlfriends. As a child, I was a tomboy. While the girls in…

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Curious

On the first day of school, I thought we might sleep in. There was no bus to miss and no bell to be late…

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Where I’m From

A million years ago, or maybe only thirteen, I sat in a senior high school class with a teacher who taught creative writing. She…

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Extraordinary

It’s funny how we humans are able to get used to extraordinary things.  When I lived in Knoxville, Tennessee, I attended a regular playgroup…

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Blended

Summer days start early. Roosters begin to crow at five in the morning, and the toddlers begin their cry of “Breakfast!” soon after. Then…

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