Category Archives: Writing 101

Singing Children and a Chatty Woman

Children are singing on the stage. Their colorful dresses and innocent faces light up the entire stage, especially the little ones. They constantly look at each other for support with little fear in their eyes.  One child even walks off … Continue reading

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A Titanic Moment

She woke up in the middle of the night, hands tied with wires to the monitors and body stitched with wounds from the greatest battle of humankind.  She felt lucky because she made it back and others would not have … Continue reading

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Shit Happens

I opened a scribbled note. It read, “Everything happens for a reason…” I chocked. Is that so? What was the reason my baby had to die? What sin did he commit to deserve such a punishment? Did anyone ask me … Continue reading

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A Flesh and Bone Collector

I am a collector Others collect treasures, memorable things I collect flesh and bones   A year ago, today My baby died I was fighting to live I came back He did not That day I shuttered into a thousand … Continue reading

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My Perfect Storm

Date: Thursday, 12pm, 6/26/2014 From: Jesmine (the wife)  To: Joo (the husband) Joo, I want to be subtle but I do not think it works for you. Let me just come out and say it. I cannot believe you are … Continue reading

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Where is Mrs. Pauley?

Mrs. Pauley, my neighbor, had bad knees and I became her dog walker. It was my favorite pass time and Rocky, the black lab, was my buddy. Every time I came by the house, he greeted me with his licks … Continue reading

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A Shovel, Please!

Fear is a bitch. A little bit of fear will energize you, and motivate you do the things you would never do in your complacent mind. When too much fear strikes, it will just paralyze you. That is where I … Continue reading

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