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Week 3

This week, I wrote a lot. I had all of these posts sitting in drafts, because writing can be a loooong process for me. I think about what I’ve written, and sometimes I think of something to add, or a better way to say something, three days later. So we got extra time, and I…
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If it feels good, tastes good, it must be mine

There are crackers. So many crackers. Portable, and don’t require heat or cold. Ritz crackers and club crackers. Some of them have bologna, and most of them have cheese. Fake cheese, which I get crap about from my friends, but fake cheese is delicious and I will defend it until I die. Yeah it’s a…
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Tonight, the foxes hunt the hounds

American Gods is amazing in both print and on TV. It gets very meta at times, as the gods are extremely genre savvy. The most basic premise of the story is how legends are created, live, and die. It’s about what humans do for the gods, and what the gods do for us. It works…
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If I can live through this, I can do anything

Grace sits on the desk at the front of the room, watching her students file out. Her eyes occasionally flicker to the floor, where she dropped half a dozen dry erase markers. She always leaves them where they land. It’s a futile battle to try and hold on to them. She earned a PhD, but…
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Promise me a place in your house of memories

Halloween. I love Halloween, so much. There’s candy (I have a massive sweet tooth), there’s costumes (I like dressing up. I make my own.), and horror movies. I love horror movies. Good, bad, doesn’t matter, I will watch it. There’s pumpkin carving, which is ridiculously fun, partly because it’s so messy. I also like roasted…
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I can move mountains, I can work a miracle

I have a lot of favorite historical figures. I figured I’d write about a dude who doesn’t get near enough credit: Martin Luther. This is the guy who called out the Catholic church. He literally made a list of his grievances, and attached it to their front door. That took a lot of courage. The church was…
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Things are shaping up to be pretty odd

My first name is sooooo frustrating. It was a hugely popular baby name when I was born. I was never the only Jessica in class at school. I think my mom sort of regrets that. My middle name is Carrie, and I would bet money that it comes from the Stephen King book. He is…
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Last Night’s Clothes And Tomorrow’s Dreams

I have this recurring dream. It’s The Zombie Dream. And, strangely, it’s not a nightmare. Just a dream that I have every few months. The fine details change (though I can’t remember them, I just know that they are different), but it’s always the zombie apocalypse, I always survive, and I’m never afraid. Sometimes I’m…
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The Search for the Other Cat

He searched for the cat in the mirror for another 5 minutes.

The Hardest Choice

When my nephew was a year old, his parents packed up him and my three nieces and drove to Fredericksburg for the 4th of July. Now, they had four kids (now there’s 5), and zero time to themselves, so we (Me, husband, and two other friends) take the kids, and send them out the door…
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