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Behind the Impressions

Pingback: https://strictlyunstructured.com/2017/05/24/excuse-me-but-i-think-you-have-the-wrong-impression/ "Hurry up, cross the street," she whispered to her daughter, ushering her toward the opposing city sidewalk.  Confused, the young girl asked her mother, "why mom?" "Nevermind the reason, just do as I say," the mother abruptly responded to her impressionable young daughter. What the hope filled young girl failed to see was not lost on… Continue reading Behind the Impressions

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How I Found My Way After A Decade of Floating Adrift

Pingback: https://bysarahwhiley.wordpress.com/2017/05/23/in-the-disconnect/ Daily Prompt: adrift The majority of my twenties was plagued with stress, uncertainty, and a general sense that I was lost at sea, floating adrift into previously uncharted waters. An unpleasant divorce in addition to the first real losses of my life sent me into both a dark hole of isolation and  a tailspin… Continue reading How I Found My Way After A Decade of Floating Adrift

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Shattered Slumer

Pingback: https://the25otherletters.com/?p=731 The Daily Prompt: Maze Her slumber shattered by sunlight pouring in, she shields her sore eyes behind thick, black shades. Chasing her daily breakfast of aspirin and caffeine she yanks the curtains closer in a desperate attempt to block out the promise of the new day waiting outside her door. Trapped in the solitary… Continue reading Shattered Slumer

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Man-Made-Magic

The Daily Post Pingback: https://love-it-now.live/2017/05/06/my-promise/   Sunshine floods her no longer dark room, Promising the hope of a new day and Wiping away the safety of sleep.     Fumbling through the fear that every morning delivers, she reaches for the familiar slim bottle at her bedside and Swallows the magic medicine that enables her To… Continue reading Man-Made-Magic

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Anger Boiled Over

I am not afraid; you no longer scare me. Once so terrified of you, I spent hours scouring the Internet desperately trying to find your new address, license plate number, and make and model of your latest car. Not anymore. You've had your way with my emotions for the last time. Though not physically raped,… Continue reading Anger Boiled Over

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Rational Emotion

Pingback: https://abangwupaul.wordpress.com/2017/04/27/the-mind-of-a-fool/ He says he wishes I would write more. Me too. I wish I was better at conceptualizing the yarn-like fibers that create complex webs of my feelings. My mind never stops; thoughts continuously fire off, Inspiring me as quickly as they Fizzle into the dark abyss that is my mind. Head or heart, I often… Continue reading Rational Emotion

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Accepting My Identity Outside of “Mother”

Moms, Dads, athletes, professionals, and students are all common ways that people identify themselves. For a period of time during my younger years I identified myself as a Type A Perfectionist. I was born with a plan and goals and nothing was going to stop me from completing my plans and achieving my goals. As time… Continue reading Accepting My Identity Outside of “Mother”

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When the Damage is Done

I hold no ill will and wish you peace. This I have told you time and time again. It seems every time a fair amount of time passes you reappear, just as you did when I was a vulnerable child, unaware of how to protect myself from your absence or your presence. I understand and… Continue reading When the Damage is Done

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Unexpected Roots

Pingback: https://biaatlas.wordpress.com/2017/04/26/inside-not-out/ Throughout my thirty years I have been very privileged to have experienced living in many states across our great nation. My Dad was in the Navy, so we moved every two years when he was re-stationed until he retired from the Service and we returned home. We lived in Arizona and Washington State and… Continue reading Unexpected Roots

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Blind Faith

https://wordpress.com/post/perfectlyimperfect32com.blog As  we enter Holy Week it is important to keep our Faith Strong. While we may have questions yearning to be resolved, the Mystery of Faith and the Sacredness of Holy Week is not the time to Question what we ultimately know to be True. When you find yourself questioning anything Faith related during… Continue reading Blind Faith