Really, why try?

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Today my darling sister, bless her darling heart, sent me a link to Narrative Magazine's Fall Story Contest.  She'd received an email advertising the annual contest and thought I might be interested. Interested?  Um, yes.  And flattered.  To send me such a link, [...]

I should have been Latina. No offense, Danish. I still love you---oops, like you. (We Danes don't get too passionate.)

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So Halloween night, after the big church party and chili cookoff was over (I didn't place, oKAY?), after the last trick-or-treater left and my own trick-or-treaters were finally asleep,  after the magic and the mystique and the makeup had worn thin, I closed my front [...]

Marriage stinks. No wait...that's me.

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Last night, my husband told me that I stink. Not as in, "you stink at geometry" (true) or "you stink at being a wife and mother" (debatable.)  But as in, "your person smells offensive." I think what he was trying to [...]

Bella Voce Part III -ish. (because i didn't actually go.)

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With the cooler weather and changing leaves comes, in my world, an even more striking sign of autumn:  the October meeting of Bella Voce.   In case you haven't read my blog or just don't know the inner workings of my heart and soul, Bella Voce is [...]

Life after Life is page after page...of perfection.

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Don't ask me what this book is about, because I'll answer you all wrong.  I'll try to explain how a young woman, Ursula, is born into a wealthy English family and is allowed the rare privilege of living and dying and [...]