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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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A Tree in the Forest

a sapling that never grew uprooted its future exposed in lifelessness its life gone before she held it before mourning she knelt in the forest tears to soil senseless ending in her hands the life that might’ve been lingered as … Continue reading

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A Time of Mourning

I’m over a week out from tragic news, from heartbreak. Yes, this is real life, not fiction I’m talking about. There are glimmers of normal around my edges now, so I thought I’d share a brief message rather than nothing … Continue reading

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A Clock’s Tick

a moment, an instant in-between inspiration and plans before trauma and tragedy after the disbelief numbing all the air within depleted in an instant the impossible possible air riding a tempest fled knees not supporting collapsed searching for answers gone … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo Success – Some Pointers

This is my annual post to help those participating in NaNoWriMo and who — this part is critical — truly want to finish. To me, the win is the accomplishment. When I say that, I less mean the ending number … Continue reading

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Other People’s Memories

She’d tried it for awhile, living on other people’s memories, other children playing in their yards, other parents holding their children tight. Those other recollections, though, carried her to other places best avoided, until she recognized the self-deceit they planted … Continue reading

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A Small Dark Place

It was something she did, never questioning why, finding a small dark place, a safe place to drain her eyes. It didn’t purge the memories, her reminders of abuse, but brought important reminders she could put to use. That small … Continue reading

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