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Essays & Creative Nonfiction

  • Personal Essays | Abandoned, Not Once but Twice

    December 17, 2017 // 0 Comments

    "Both my father and Danny belonged to that time in my past when I first encountered male rejection. They were, in fact, the first perpetrators." [...]
  • What Jane Austen Taught Us About Love and Money

    December 15, 2017 // 0 Comments

    From Pride and Prejudice to Sense and Sensibility, Jane Austen was well ahead of her time as she set the table to pioneer for women. [...]
  • Nothing Else to Call It

    December 10, 2017 // 1 Comment

    Mandi shares her own #MeToo story. [...]
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    What the Wind Taught Me

    December 3, 2017 // 0 Comments

    I press myself so close to the rock that my tears stream down it instead of my cheeks. Already 400 feet up on this granite wall, I still have another 400 feet to climb. With [...]
  • Personal Essays | Losing Me to M.E. or Did I?

    November 16, 2017 // 0 Comments

    The doctor walks into the room and gives me my diagnosis – myalgic encephalomyelitis.  Finally, a name (and what a name!) to what has been happening.   A sense of [...]
  • I Believe You

    November 12, 2017 // 0 Comments

    When I was in seventh grade, there was a teacher at my school who was the father of a good friend. I knew him very well, having stayed overnight at their modest house and [...]

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Coffee Quotes

“Fueled by my inspiration, I ran across the room to steal the cup of coffee the bookshelf had taken prisoner. Lapping the black watery brew like a hyena, I tossed the empty cup aside. I then returned to the chair to continue my divine act of creation. Hot blood swished in my head as my mighty pen stole across the page.” – Roman Payne, Rooftop Soliloquy

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