Monthly Archives: November 2022

The Road to Respect

There was a special pain in the moment she realized years of investment had made her a thing discarded. Her two-way road to truth was a one-way lane fraught with lies, all the sweet words in the world still amounting … Continue reading

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Owning Her Life

She was the owner of her life. Why had it taken so long to realize the truth? It wasn’t a question needing an answer, it was a truth awaiting her actions. “Can’t” became a firm “won’t.” She was no one’s … Continue reading

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Gratitude for Writing, An Update

Despite time spent healing from a tragic event a month ago, I am writing. As I mentioned last week, it’s my therapy. As I’ve also mentioned, I canceled my ninth NaNo, both because I didn’t want the pressure and because, … Continue reading

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The Lonely Journey Forward

A journey, her journey, the encouraging words behind growing more faint with each step she took forward. Looking back, the distant smiles, they were indistinct representations rather than the sincerity once shared, or had she changed? Given the changes, her … Continue reading

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Where Snow Angels Hadn’t Yet Tread

Sparkling on the snow of another morning’s light were crystals of hope awaiting her hand to hold. She knelt in the white where snow angels hadn’t yet tread and grasped the life opportunity she thought she’d lost. Breathing in the … Continue reading

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The Power of the Writing Therapy Cycle

This post could’ve easily been about the tragic event that occurred in my life last month. It isn’t. Instead, it’s about writing and healing via fiction and how it continues to pay you back later. What this isn’t about is … Continue reading

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Branches

a sapling trying to grow to find her way closer to the sky it was a lonely business being a tree no other trees near none to hold she gained a leaf then lost it still alone others too far … Continue reading

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Crossing the Chasm

she counted on one hand some days that required effort… on those fingers she found the times when a single moment was an unmistakable chasm between before and after time was fluid yet life possessed no flow instead, a corduroy … Continue reading

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Going Forward: Life Beyond Tragedy

As I navigate my way, not out of grief, but to learning how to manage it, I also find that, as is often the case, tragic events bring stark realities to the surface. My greatest constant and comfort these last … Continue reading

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Treasured Talks

five pounds and an ounce her beloved grandchild he’d grow-up to be a man one day in her thoughts impossibility rendered reality in her solitude where others let her be with her pain the day came when she whispered to … Continue reading

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