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A Trying Situation

Jennifer wanted nothing more than to have one good friend. Someone she could rely on to be there for her. Someone who cared for her like no one else. The problem was that she was the most unpopular kid in … Continue reading

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Fitting In

Jeremiah had always hated the first day of school, but it was particularly worse when it was at a new school. He should be used to it by now. As a child of a military parent he’d never stayed more … Continue reading

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The Best Day

Sometimes writing prompts speak to me, giving me ideas of what to write about, but recently I read one which really has me in a quandary. Of all the days in my life, which one is the best? I’ve been … Continue reading

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Child’s Play

Easy, breezy, light and freezy squeezy, sleazy, sometimes squeaky Fluttery, buttery, I’m not nuttery Cattery, splattery, but no flattery Speedily, bleedily, just not greedily Eerily, blearily, eyes are tearily Quakery, shakery, give me cakery Flakery, bakery, do not takery Snuggle … Continue reading

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Holiday Blues

What do you tell the children who find no quarter under their pillows – the missing gift of the tooth fairy – when the proper homage has been paid?   What do you tell the sad little girl whose stocking … Continue reading

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Fearful Memories

She came to her mother in the night smelling of sweat, fear and sour breath with hair tangled into miserable knots crying about the monsters plaguing her dreams which resembled all too closely the boys who teased her mercilessly at … Continue reading

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Touch

When Thomas first heard the story of King Midas and his magical touch, he was living in a homeless shelter for women and children. His mom, a sweet and loving person, worked two jobs, but didn’t make enough money to … Continue reading

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