Owning It

Do You Apologize for Your Accomplishments? At a young age, I learned to hide my gifts. I learned to be ashamed of my straight-A’s. Well, that’s a little lie. I didn’t get straight-A’s. I got straight C’s in handwriting, and once–in Fifth Grade–I got a B in Religion, a grade which sent me into my […]

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Call for Submissions: I Am Subject/ Women Writers

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Are You the Subject of Your Own Life? Here’s an interesting writing project that a friend alerted me to: #IAmSubject The Call for Submissions from published author Diane DeBella is seeking essays up to 1250 words for an Anthology. Women often lose their sense of self to external roles, expectations, and objectifications. Many times, we don’t even […]

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Summer in 33 Words

Sunset Sunrise Quilt

Summer Reverie A margarita! That’s what I want: To lounge poolside Watching the light Blend the sky– Cotton candy pink Spiked with Mandarin orange And a splash of purple. Clouds on the rim. Then stars. This post was an entry for the Trifextra Weekend Challenge: “This weekend we’re asking you to describe summer in your […]

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Freshly Pressed!

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Have you ever written a post you just knew would get Freshly Pressed? It happened to me once. I just had that feeling. One night, I got out of bed, unable to sleep. I checked my email and the WordPress Weekly Challenge caught my eye: ‘From Mundane to Meaningful.’ I wrote about a slice of my life from […]

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Trifextra Reading Challenge

there’s no use admiring a thing just because it lasted. My brother once had a boil on his bottom a whole year, and it was nothing you’d want to see in the photogravure Barbara Kingsolver, The Lacuna I learned about a new writing–and in this case, reading–challenge from Rarasaur. The Trifecta weekend challenge, or Trifextra […]

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