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Claire: Points of View

This is my first attempt at one of the literary terms (albeit not a sample I would pass on to students) but also, conveniently, it responds to this prompt from The Daily Post.  It’s also a journal entry and a … Continue reading

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Claire: Reflections, Prompt 1

I got some prompts from my blog partners, so I decided to start with the first one because it got me thinking right away. The prompt is to write about where you might have gone wrong at some point in … Continue reading

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Claire: Negotiations and Love Songs

Negotiations and love songs are often mistaken for one and the same. –Paul Simon– Newman and I are trying our very best to avoid fighting, and we’re doing quite well. While some couples may enjoy the occasional fight and makeup … Continue reading

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Claire: Magazine Flipping

My sister L gives me magazines: People, Vogue, sometimes Harper’s Bazaar or other fashion delights. She gets some from her neighbor, buys others, and passes them all on to me. I tuck them away and pore over them in stolen … Continue reading

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Claire: Change

This is the orchid that Free’s father gave me for one of my first mother’s days. I remember thinking how beautiful it was, how perfect a gift to mark the occasion. It’s the only mother’s day gift I ever remember … Continue reading

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Claire: Nightmares

Tonight, as Free was in the tub, she wept as she told me how many things scare her. I worry that she will inherit my tendency toward anxiety, and I try to help her by reassuring her and giving her … Continue reading

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Claire: Progress

Today I’m responding to two daily writing prompts: yesterday’s (places) and today’s  (a place you’d never want to visit). ************************************************************************************* Right before we walk in, Newman reaches for my hand and asks, “Are you ready?” I lean in for a … Continue reading

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