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With What Breath Remains

She’d only ever believed herself alive, but awaking consciousness broke her prison, allowed her to burn as the sun. No more cold sorrow melting her fire. No more wreathing torment’s shadow. No more fading. She’d only ever cared too much, … Continue reading

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There is You

There’s no failure, but instead the learning you must do. There’s no wishing, but instead opportunities waiting for you. There’s no better path, but instead the path you choose. There’s no inferiority, but instead the uniqueness that makes you new. … Continue reading

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Having the Patience to Build Confidence

My focus this year is on readying books for publication, but it’s also about continuing to self-improve and silence my often cruel inner critic so as to diminish my self-doubt. I made a huge step forward recently when I took … Continue reading

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Worldbuilding: Where My Interests Go To Thrive

So often it seems the blog posts I draft lead one to the next in a logical sequence. Kind of sounds like a book. This week is no exception. Last week I related my struggles and varied interests in school … Continue reading

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Who She’d Be

They told her she’d never be good enough, that her worthiness qualified her for nothing. They judged, seeing her like the world, through their hatred, insisting in whispers, she was less than human. Who would she be, if being her … Continue reading

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River of Truth, Bridge of Lies

She closed her eyes, closed her senses. It was too late, too late to un-hear the tension where tension oughtn’t have been. His rigid smile strained to build a bridge, to span the truth with fabrication, her heart wanting to … Continue reading

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Drawn Straight from Her Soul

The plummet, she decided, was a matter of inevitability. The truth of it, personal, and not for the reasons they claimed were true. Her fall was purposeful, having had enough of the material things they demanded she chase, the cost … Continue reading

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The Sound of Her Life

Who was she without life, purpose, or her identity? The sense of self she’d fought so hard to find they wanted to bury. Breathe, she’d breathe, she’d let the haters fade away, she’d remember all she’d done, all she had, … Continue reading

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Different

It required half-a-life to find the self within, the voice inside, her self-compassion. The reward that followed was cruel ignorance, the hatred of others, blind vengeance. Her assigned role was taking her soul, creating a victim, but once a survivor … Continue reading

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A Place So Vast

Born into herself, a self unaccepting, she built walls for her own protection, but seeing beyond she couldn’t do, her safe place a lonely place until she became new. The new was the old, without self-infliction, the life within no … Continue reading

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