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The most honest opening line of a memoir –

Shh-h, be quiet. My husband is writing a memoir. ‘Tis true.

It’s a sort of introduction of ‘who I am’ to his men’s group. At church. Therefore, he’s not apt to use the meme quote… Ya think?!

But, wouldn’t it be the best – and truest – opening line of a memoir.

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Life as a Miracle: Rocking the Boots

I remember the date, the place, the time.

Do you think I loved him?

I remember what he wore and where he posed…

Do you think I loved him?

I remember I giggled at the party host’s introduction…

Do you think it was true?… ...

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“Loose with the Truth”

I call my short story writing genre “loose with the truth” because there is always, always, always a kernel of truth in the fiction I flash. Some in my crit group have become confused after they read one of my short stories, certain it was a personal essay despite my disclaimer.… ...

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Banter is my stock in trade

I was always skilled and forthright with banter. Even when I was two… when I told the fire-and-brimstone preacher off. Prancing down the aisle to shake a fist in his face. In front of the entire congregation, I responded to his shouted messages, punctuated by fists in the air (I’m talented at mirroring, too).… ...

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Buddy, Can You Spare a Friend?

1908349_10203174850745683_3328140649774821826_nFriends share secrets, feeling safe in the hearts and minds, that acceptance with be theirs, no matter what. Each of us has a few, one of them being our Father.

But, but, but, but: have you ever repressed a truth? Not a fib, a flub, or white lie, but a lapse, really.… ...

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Trivial Truths

Trivial truths. The Days of Our lives.

This is the story of Stashes and Hashes & Bashes and the already-conceived Mucho Cash.

Trivial truths.

That’s what life is about. Not espionage, insurgents and counter-insurgents, cyber crime, and such. Not on my street or yours or many others either.… ...

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Noise

images-2Cars honking, leaf blower buzzing, ambulance chasing, copters chopping, radios blasting, dogs barking, toddlers wailing, a murder of crows cawing at a bobcat strolling the ‘hood… what do these have in common?

No, this is not a parody of the ‘Twelve Days of Christmas’, Constant Reader; the common feature is NOISE! ...

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Blonde

$_35“I’m blonde; what’s your excuse?” says my license plate frame.

If you believe that, you are the dumb one and not me.

Get it? Perhaps it’s a writer thing, a precision vocabularist’s tic. Think about it. I’ll wait.

I am a supremely accepting person, with open interest for diverse people and things – I love to grow and learn. … ...

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