Once Upon a Time….

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                Quoting the author of Search for Maylee, “It’s a cold dark world we live in, and Autumn is about to find out just how cruel it can be. Strength and determination are on Autumn’s side and she will do whatever it takes.” Autumn, no stranger to grief …

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                The Indian summer began like any other when I turned fifteen years old growing up in the small colonial era farming community of Granby, Connecticut. The last fields of the summer harvest had already been shorn of their corn, alfalfa, hay, and tobacco. The wet smell of …

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Face forward into a windy day and listen Feel the sun upon your face and dream Watch the clouds and learn to change Look to a starry night and know light even in darkness   Gaze upon fields of wheat and see the gold Go barefoot on a stony path and dance Watch the trees …

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Originally posted on Kathy Lauren Miller:
She fills the sink Till the bubbles rise And she sighs Just like her dreams The bubbles pop and disappear Till she is left with only her fears Baby’s pulling at her knee She picks him up and twirls him WEEEEEEEE……… The radio is playing its musical fantasy Vibrating…

On Victory Crayne’s website, a complete version of, How to Write a Critique is available. This site has many wonderful ways to improve a writer’s writing skills.  I critique my own writing, using this form. I find it essential in developing better writing skills.  Go to Victory Crayne’s website for more ways to improve writing skills …

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Originally posted on Palabras DelMar:
I am writing today from within. I write from the roots of my being. I am an American, a Puerto Rican. I am the daughter of an island born on the mainland of a country in turmoil over identity. Today, I see inaction on behalf of other American citizens, on…