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33 word challenge: Bedpost

Dyed scarlet pointe shoes dangle forlorn from the bedpost. Calves cramp. Sleep is fleeting. Tomorrow: a thousand calorie diet, a bruised self-image, and a shred of hope to be the next swan.   I ran across a really interesting blog

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Stripping My Identity

It started with a girl.  It always starts with a girl. In the summer between my 8th grade and freshman year of high school, my then girlfriend was in a community theater production of Gypsy. She asked if I wanted

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Kamm Teapot Foundation

Originally posted on Derek Reeverts:
      “The End Justifies the Means” was recently purchased by the Kamm Teapot Foundation from the “Teapot Redefined” exhibit at the Mobilia Gallery in Cambridge, MA

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As soon as I make the decision to finally go, the sun slips behind the cotton ball clouds. Sunshine that promised at least residual warmth has eluded me again. The wind outside whips the dry, multicolored  leaves into mini tornadoes

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Synthetic Sunshine

  The dull, murmuring, disillusioned memory gripped my confused conscience like a dull and scarlet icicle.   I flutter. A lost, childish soul in the perceptible tattered grip of intellectual possession. I am lost. Unbalanced. Cowering. Lost   My  elastic

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The House of the Rising Sun

The House of the Rising Sun My head rests gently on the plush brown carpeting in my basement.  It’s winter and it’s cold.  However, the temperature doesn’t affect my 8-year-old body like it does today. Sharp fluorescent lights fall just

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If You Really Knew Me…

This year I have started a weekly blog challenge for my freshman English classes.  They have to submit to me a blog entry to be posted in a new blog I started for them , called Real Teens Writing What

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How To Build A Better Parent

Originally posted on Here She Is Boys:
No one likes to be told what to do. (Just ask a toddler if you don’t believe me.) But that hasn’t stopped anyone and everyone from proclaiming that you are not raising your…

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Broken Collarbone= Frustration

I know that I am not the first person to break a collarbone. In fact, on the day I went into surgery, the doctor had 3 other collarbone surgeries that morning.  Two others caused by biking accidents, one caused by

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Book Challenge Update Books 20-32

It has been a long time, and lots of things have prevented me from reading.  Now a broken collar-bone and an order to do nothing for the next month has certainly opened up my time.  So here’s the update.  Since

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