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So Like Very

By on February 11
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So is one of those filler words. Similar to like and very.  These are words that are overused, really mean nothing,  and don’t add anything to a sentence. If you are writing and you see “so”, “like”, or “very”, take a minute and rethink their use.

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Poetry

Coat Conscious

By on January 7
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Coat of arms
Coated tongue
Raincoat
prophylactic
protects against more than rain

Winter coat
Hand me down coat
coat of many colors
Appalachian poverty
turned into a Christmas Special
entertainment for the masses

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Writing

Memo, Post-its, and Scraps of Paper

By on November 12
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Memos to myself. Post-it notes stuck everywhere. Little note pads with lists for everyone. Scraps of paper with phone numbers and no name.

Who is this? Is this my handwriting? I don’t even recognize this area code.

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#SOCS- Gathering Nuts for the Winter

By on October 8
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What popped into my mind when I read that today’s prompt was “coin” was the term to “coin a phrase” Exactly what does that mean.  Oh. I know what we mean by saying “He coined the phrase” but why is it coined?  Why do we say coined, I don’t see how money and a phrase are connected unless it is derived from the fact that often when someone coins a phrase they can possibly then copyright or trademark the phrase.  This leads me to think why do we even call coins, coins and not disks or circles? Why do we place value in these coins?  Why do we value gold above all else?  You can’t really do anything with it except make decorations.  You can’t eat gold or burn gold to keep yourself warm.  Exactly why did someone way back in the day look at this metal that could not be used to make tools and say “Yes! this is the most valuable thing on earth”? Also diamonds, why are diamonds valuable?  Personally, I think food or water is more valuable than gold or diamonds because without food or water you can’t live.  You can live just fine without gold or diamonds.  If you really think about it, we as a species place value on some of the craziest stuff.  You will never see a squirrel gathering up coins for the winter.

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The Hunger #SOCS

By on August 20
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She could feel the hunger in her as she looked through the window. There he sat with his date, a woman well past her prime with blonde hair that can only come from a bottle. She was not jealous if anything she felt sorry for the woman. She knew what was coming. Maybe not tonight but it would happen. Like the sunrise, he burns gloriously for a moment before becoming too hard on the eyes.
Her stomach was growling as she watched him touch the woman’s hand across the table. She had not eaten in a few days, but that didn’t matter. Being hungry was the price she paid for learning one of life’s great lessons. For every sunrise, there is a dark night.
She stood there a few moments more watching as the waiter refilled the wine glasses. The woman was laughing and gently toying with a diamond necklace at her throat, the candlelight glinting off the large sapphire ring on her finger. She had once had beautiful jewelry, a house, a car, a life, then she met him.
It was time, she reached into her bag and touched the gun. She smiled as a family walked by on the sidewalk. Turning toward them, hand grasping the gun she walked slowly toward the corner. Under the streetlight, a taxi pulled up.

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Under Pressure

By on May 28
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“Impress me with your knowledge of the law”  Mr. Johns whispered pressing her up against the bookshelves.

She laughed uncomfortably knowing that if she planned on ever becoming a partner she had to put up with Mr. Johns and the rest of the good old boys club.

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Life

Go!

By on May 14
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Go! Such a small word that can be packed with so much meaning.  Interesting to think about how so much meaning can be packed into two little letters of the alphabet.

“Go!” Alicia screams throwing the champagne glass across the room. She had found the letters from Zack’s mistress.

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Breakfast Alone

By on February 13
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“I tire so easily now, It must be the weather” She knew it wasn’t the weather.  It was her life. So mundane and full of redundant days and ridiculous people.

He looked at her over the top of the newspaper with disdain. At least, he showed a little interest in her this morning, eyes staring from behind the Great Tire Sale Event sprawled across the back page.

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