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My Son’s Brain is Not Public Domain

I remember when I was a Political Science major, I had this amazing professor who had us read a whole list of books on Utopias; just so we would be sure that we knew what a Utopia was, and that we didn’t live in one. After my son was born I began reading Young Adult […]

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100 Word Song – Starting Over

This week I am continuing the story of Lu and Cici for my good friend Lance’s 100 Word Song Meme over at My Blog Can Beat Up Your Blog and one of my partners at Raised on the Radio. This week the song is (Just Like) Starting Over by John Lennon. I am amazed at how effortlessly this […]

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music writing

100 Word Song – Nearly Lost You

This week I am continuing the story of Lu and Cici for my good friend Lance’s 100 Word Song Meme over at My Blog Can Beat Up Your Blog and one of my partners at Raised on the Radio. The song is Nearly Lost You by The Screaming Trees. I am amazed at how effortlessly this story flows […]

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100 Word Song – Perfect Day

“I met your momma when she came here to study. She needed a place to stay and I needed a counter-girl.” He sat back, wistful, “That was a different time completely. Aw Cecilia you wouldn’t have recognized the place.”  His face softened with a smile. No one had ever called her Cecilia before – it […]

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100 Word Song – And She Was

With shaking hands she reached to take the stack of papers from Beaufort.  And just as her fingers brushed them she stopped. “Wait. Please, tell me about her. Just a little before I have to look at this.” “Darling, your momma was like an angel. Wherever she went it was like she was walking on […]

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music writing

100 Word Song – Graceless

The bells on the door tinkled; Beaufort looked up from placing flowers in the vases on the counter. “Well dear, what took you so long?” Relief flooded through CiCi as she realized that in what would prove to be the hardest thing she had ever done in her life, she would at least have one […]

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parenting raising a boy writing

Living Room Acrobat

    “Jennifer! I can’t believe you’re letting him do that! Isaiah, get down right now!” “Mom, it’s no big deal, he does it all the time. He’s 7-years-old and he hasn’t fallen yet.” “That’s ridiculous, that doesn’t mean he won’t fall.” “At this point, if he falls, he’ll learn – and he won’t do […]

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100 Word Song – Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots

Grabbing her clothes; she was determined to find answers today. As she slipped on her jeans she stuck her hands in the pockets and found the little Hello Kitty eraser she’d always kept as good luck. She rubbed the smooth edges; worn like velvet from absent-minded rubbing. This time it was not absent-minded. This time […]

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100 Word Song – Mirrors

CiCi woke up to the sun shining gently across the sheets. Breathing deeply, she felt peaceful; as she lay there the memory of the day before came back more gently than she had expected. She was comforted by the realization that as she assimilated this new information, she filled a void she hadn’t even known […]

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music writing

100 Word Song – People Have the Power

I’ve been writing a disjointed story/treatment for a novel/short story – in the form of responses to the perfect and fantabulous prompt – in the form of a song – hosted by my most crazy musical brother in arms Lance from My Blog Can Beat Up Your Blog. The only rule? Your post must be […]