To My Dear Old Friends

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Dear Old Friend, I miss you. I know I haven’t been a very good friend, but I think about you a lot.  And, thanks to Facebook, I see random bits and pieces of your life now, so many years removed from the last time we spent together in person. I see you with your friends […]

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The First Time I Saw…. Trifextra Challenge

The First Time I Saw… Tilt of your smile, Black of your hair, Lilt of your walk, Depth of your stare– Heat filled me up All else a blur But this I knew: You are him. I’m her.   A response to: This week’s Trifextra challenge.  This week we are asking you to count syllables. […]

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The Lies I Tell Myself: Part 1, #NaBloPoMo


Lie, Lay, Lied Grammar! Sex! Sleep Deprivation! And exploring the lies I tell myself. “Lie, Lay, Lied” was the original title and premise of my blog. The inside joke was that I can never remember whether to say “lie” or “lay” even though I’m a self-proclaimed grammar geek.

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Angel’s Trumpet #NaBloPoMo #Trifexxxtra

The first shy blossom emerged slowly, seemingly taking forever, until finally opening into sweetness. The next night, each starry explosion came one after another, permeating our bedroom with their secret, unmistakable honeymoon scent. Word Count: 33 If this flowery piece was a little too sweet, go check out my Knotty  Jokes. Trifextra: Week Ninety-Four–TrifeXXXtra: an […]

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A long time ago, in a land far, far away, I was married to a shape-shifter. It was not magical. Oh, at first it was feet-sweeping. Fresh out of college, working at a bookstore, getting all that attention from an older guy–a musician! a poet!– who clearly liked me. It was an unprecedented time. I’d […]

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