Alone

She didn’t know what the hell went wrong…. It was the “he said, she said” thing rearing its ugly head He said he was only trying to help; she tried to play along But then she couldn’t take it any longer; she had to take a stand Her line was drawn in the sand; she…

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What’s In a Name?

via Daily Prompt: Priceless This is one time I’m going to “self-disclose” a bit. I’ve written about this relationship of late, in The Secret Crush, among others.  Now, the prompt strikes a powerful nerve. My nickname. A boy and a girl, both in elementary school, are playmates.  The boy teases the girl – me –…

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Haley

via Daily Prompt: Critical Oh, Haley… A very strong, independent woman; single mother with children Left behind; trashed inside, tossed aside, all because she drank like the men Oh, Haley… Lost her heart, Lost her soul, lost her mind, nearly lost her life Almost lost her kids and everything dear, the very thought cut her…

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The Queen

via Daily Prompt: Homage A man looks in the mirror; gazes upon the lines etched in his face He reflects upon his life thus far; wonders how he came to this place This place of pure torment, a nightmare of pain and anguish It is a nightmare he wishes he could, at this moment, simply…

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A New Dawn For A Working Girl

After all of the self-doubt.  After all of the planning.  After all of the resume-writing. After all of the cold-calls. After all of the interviews. After all of the disappointments and heartaches, finally, we’re here at last. Employed and on the job.  I made it. This is better than any natural solar eclipse.  I’ve been in the…

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Reflections of Self

And now….where did I begin this story?  I started this thing once already. Nope.  Don’t like that look.  Let’s try another.  Nah, not flashy enough. Wait, you mean I have to PAY for that?  Skip that idea! Aha!  I think I’ll try…THIS one!  There we go.  Design all set. As I started this once before, I sure…

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Musings

via Daily Prompt: Solitary “You got an offer…” Oh, how overjoyed I was when I heard those words!  I had been waiting for months for this change in my life – to go from a government-dependent non-working blob to someone I could look at in the mirror and say, “I’m doing something and FEEL I…

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