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Paparazzi

We all have our very own Paparazzi. Or we will soon. Drones following our every move. Implantable technology that tracks our every movement. Cameras in every store, on every street corner, in everyone’s pocket as they attend events you are … Continue reading

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I Come From

[Directions for the poem: 1 line for each of the five senses, and finish with a last line about an emotion.] I come from seeing my parents and ornery cousins around my grandmother’s big kitchen table. I come from the … Continue reading

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My Favorite Writer

You know those games you play where people say, “Who’s your favorite writer?” or “If you could have dinner with a famous person who would it be?” My answer is always the same: Alice Walker. I spent last week in … Continue reading

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Make It Up Yourself

I’m taking next week off. I invite you to spend the time in my absence to create your own writing prompt, put it in a comment under this post, and write the beginning of your story about your own writing … Continue reading

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Travelin’ Dan

Travelin’ Dan never met a stranger, but he never made a long term friend, either. He could shoot the bull with anyone, about anything. As long as it didn’t get personal. As long as no one said, “Where you from, … Continue reading

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I Don’t Remember

I don’t remember being particularly difficult as a child, but I must have been. I remember my mother becoming absolutely frazzled trying to deal with me. Did I cry when she tried to tame my curly hair? I can see … Continue reading

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I Remember

I remember Sarah Vaughan singing “Autumn Leaves.” I was walking down the street – long before the days of Walkmans or iPods – so the song must have been coming out of my head and imagination. But it was perfect. … Continue reading

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Ready

A text came at 6 AM. It said “I’m ready.” Translated, that meant that she was up and when daylight came would be dressed and ready to walk. I texted back an “OK” and dragged out my walking shoes. I … Continue reading

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Writing

Where do you write? I don’t mean those moments when you’re at the computer or notebook – I mean those moments when you’re in your head putting words together that will come out later. I write in my sleep and … Continue reading

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Skivvies

“I know you’re a serious Broadway star,” he said. “Serious. I get it.” He paused. “But I was serious when I said we perform in our underwear. I play the uke in my skivvies. The cello player does, too. Well, … Continue reading

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