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100 Word Challenge for RiverLit

Sanctuary was for River Lit's 100 word challenge. My bedroom because my sanctuary during my Ovarian Cancer journey.

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It Snapped

Cheap Pop

I wrote my flash creative nonfiction piece "It Snapped" at my son's five year drug free anniversary. Distance gave me new insight into the ...

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The Dance

Coffee and Crumbs

After all the trials and tribulations Brandon experienced with his health, one of my proudest moments was sharing our mother/son dance at hi...

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In My Sister's Shadow

Dime Show Review

"In My Sister's Shadow" was written during the Strawmat Salon. I also did a reading with Strawmat at Nox Cocktail and Comfort Foods.

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Underground Mission

The City Key

Several years ago, I worked with Streets for Christ, an outreach to the homeless in Rochester, N.Y. At 11:00 PM, on Friday nights, we often...

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Hopping a Bus

100 Word Challenge for RiverLit

I was the little runaway from the time I was nine years old and into my early teens. Even in my adulthood, I had moments of running away fro...

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Cocooned in Hope

The Barefoot Review

When one first hears the word cancer, it can cause a powerful flood of emotions, but I found hope until my ordeal ended.

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Our Foster Son, Our Son

Stories: The Magazine

When our foster son (I rather call him my son) came to visit us, we talked about the horrendous experiences he had before he came to live in...

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Miscarriage: One Woman's Story

Complete Woman Magazine

I wrote this piece for an undergraduate course at Trinity College of Vermont. Publishing was a requirement for passing. Many chose the easy...

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