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sherrie-theriault's picture
Mar.14.2014
March 14   THE FIRST FATHER     The rest of what I have to say I will slip under your gravestone if I have time after I buy that red dress.  To say I hate you is an overstatement; I only detest what I know of you, the rest I leave to other people who might have the misfortune to...
bob-mustin's picture
Feb.21.2014
The Goldfinch, by Donna Tartt   Imagine a book written in the twenty-first century with pen and pencil in notebooks, work on the novel taking place over ten years. What would such a book be like? How long would it be? What impact would it have on readers? Judging by sales charts in the New...
mya-speeks's picture
Oct.27.2013
When I speak   My pain lives inside my voice In my tone In my words   I didn't realize  the stones thrown at me Fall from between my teeth   My tongue Exposes all the baggage  I thought  long let go   The tiny hurts drip from my lips   The too many lies...
sherrie-theriault's picture
Aug.30.2013
August 30     Even at the Bottom   Why is it that I feel G-d leads me to the path, but expects me to travel it alone?  In all honesty it feels more like G-d leads me to the stairs and I fall down them on my own.  I lay in a heap at the bottom, filled with self-reproach for...
annette-talbert's picture
Jul.28.2013
Anne pulled into the parking lot and stared at the low, gray building that seemed to blend with the  clouds that covered the feeble November sunlight.  Lowering the electric window enough to blow her cigarette smoke out of the car, she sat and gazed at the leafless trees.  Anne had...
mark-miller's picture
May.02.2013
Story Four of the 2013 One series is now available. You Are a Million $ Babyby Sudè KhanianMy friend Sudè returns to the One series with a touching story of how we define ourselves and how we view others in our life. What we get is a tapestry of ideas flowing together with...
sherrie-theriault's picture
Apr.29.2013
  April 29         Would You Rather a Lamp?   I am a girl filled with expectations.  Like a ginger jar filled, stuffed caulker block full, though the filling is the part which is unpredictable; it could be match books, or seashells, acorns or all those pretty...
sherrie-theriault's picture
Nov.17.2012
  November 17   TIMELY           Spend a minute to rub the sleep gently from your eyes. Spend an hour smoothing lotion from one end to the other. Spend a day in tribute to the gifts you give and gifts given you. Spend a week researching your goals, dreams and...
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Oct.31.2012
  October 31   OPENHEARTED GRIEF     Tell a tale of openhearted grief and closed-minded terror.  Bend the limits of misery.  Pour over the damned feelings and tired excuses.  Level the cupful of measured tyranny and wipe the drooling face of denial.  The...
monty-heying's picture
Oct.30.2012
If Roe v Wade were repealed the annual cost to the taxpayer is $10 billion*. And that's not counting the cost of building the orphanages it will take to house the unwanted children that were formerly unwanted pregnancies. The 25.2 million population increase during the first 18 years post repeal...