Oct 28
Posted by Renee.

“It was a dark and stormy night”

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If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting! This was a writing challenge….it’s cliche that suspense and mystery novels begin with this one phrase. The challenge was to put our own spin on how such a story would unfold: It was a dark and stormy night. Which [...]

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Oct 15
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B.M.O.C.

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September knew how to walk. In fact, she’d become quite adept at that sort of thing for the better part of her 16 years. It was only until she passed Billy Walsh in the hallways of Summerville High that her legs were as stable as two spindly, licorice sticks that had been left out on [...]

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Sep 16
Posted by Renee.

My Own Best Company

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I was one of those shy girls who found companionship in her books. There were no Saturday night dates since I wasn’t allowed to date until I was 16 nor endless gabbing on the phone with girlfriends since I was intimidated by most of them. I was the textbook definition of ‘introvert’. My idea of [...]

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Sep 4
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you matter to me

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mostly, i think of you on rainy days when thunder claps outside my window and i remember how comforting your arms were as i snuggled against them. i can recall the times when you came to my rescue for any number of silly reasons. yet, you always refused to take no for an answer and [...]

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Aug 12
Posted by Renee.

A list of my top 10 pet peeves

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Photo credit: www.seo.com * People who burn leaves and pollute the neighborhood. Apparently, their olfactory nerves are shot and they don’t realize how offensive the smell is. Meanwhile, we (the neighbors) have to seek refuge in our homes like we are trying to escape the next application of agent orange. Moreover, why hasn’t our local [...]

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Jul 26
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Boundaries

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I imagine your lips searching mine for answers that only my heart can answer. Your staccato-ed eyes try to assess any tell-tale signs of my body betraying my truth. But I will keep silent; my words will never utter how you make my heart leap with anticipation…each time I see you. You have unfinished business [...]

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Jun 29
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My Favorite Poems

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Photo credit cuny.edu Here are five poems that I’ve loved for years because each has taught me lessons that I needed to learn during a particular time of crisis or happiness in my life…… 1. Nikki Giovanni’s “I wrote a good Omelet” I wrote a good omelet…and ate a hot poem… after loving you Buttoned [...]

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Jun 6
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13, suffers from eczema and is the mother of two

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Tina was 13 chronologically, but much worldly and wiser than her years would betray. She spoke with such authority and confidence that you would have to remind yourself that you were talking to a child who happened to be…..carrying a child. Tina was my roommate at the home and hospital and as it turned out [...]

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May 28
Posted by Renee.

27 things I want to do before I die

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1. Learn to speak French fluently. I am studying via pimsleur cds and even use the French Coach game for my Nintendo DS. I think French is the most romantic language on earth, so I can’t wait to be able to whisper sweet french ‘somethings’ in my beloved’s ears, preferably as we cross Le pont [...]

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May 18
Posted by Renee.

Feeling lost and confused

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One day,  I’d like to make enough money on my travel website so that I can quit my current job,  sell my house and travel the world without looking back.   I tend to feel this way when I think about the years that I’ve wasted when I did what I thought others expected of me [...]

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