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Most people think I’m ____, but I’m really ____.

Each week in my Writer’s Studio class I have to write an essay using an assigned prompt.  We’re free to write in any creative manner we choose; it doesn’t have to be a personal answer. I’ll share my essays here with … Continue reading

20. January 2016 by Shannon
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750 Words

I started a new writing class this semester called Writer’s Studio. It’s a creative writing class.  The syllabus is 13 pages long. To say I’m overwhelmed is a gross understatement. One of my many assignments includes writing 750 words every … Continue reading

14. January 2016 by Shannon
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Art in Odd Places

I was excited about my assignment to experience art for my essay.  However, the story was thirty miles from my house and tragically far from my couch.  But I reminded myself the hardest part is showing up, so I grabbed … Continue reading

07. October 2015 by Shannon
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We Walked 6.ache Miles Today

We don’t waste any time. Or Advil.  After flying across the country, we walked six point ache miles today, the very last of which was an incline so steep we had to choose between a staircase or stretching our calves … Continue reading

05. May 2015 by Shannon
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Honeymooning

We’re on the plane to San Francisco. It’s been a lovely journey so far, save for the puddle in which Patrick is forced to sit. Two hours into a five hour flight, he spilled his water and it trickled down … Continue reading

05. May 2015 by Shannon
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For Every Dog An Angel

I had a horrible dream last night.  It was the stuff horror movies are made of —  I was climbing up an embankment on the corner of a busy intersection, trying to get to the sidewalk above my head.  The ground beneath … Continue reading

31. December 2014 by Shannon
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Let her shine

Dear Emma, It’s my first day without you and I miss you so much it hurts.  I haven’t been able to put my heart back in my chest since you went away yesterday. Seeing you go was the hardest thing … Continue reading

12. December 2014 by Shannon
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I need a hug

  I’m coming off a wonderful weekend and yet I’ve spent my Monday morning in tears. The alarm clock jarred me out of a dream this morning.  I was dreaming of my nine-year old nephew, Evan.  He and his sister, … Continue reading

27. October 2014 by Shannon
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Snot purgatory: a definition

  Snot purgatory: noun. 1. Mucous caught in the black hole of the sinuses, such that you can’t blow it out and you can’t suck it down.  In snot purgatory, mucus is thick and often rattles during inhalation or chokes … Continue reading

05. September 2014 by Shannon
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Ghost writer

Close your eyes. No really, close them and don’t open them until I tell you. I’m blowing the dust off my blog and I’d hate for an errant speck to tickle your cornea. POOOOOFFFFF! Okay, you can open them. I’m … Continue reading

08. August 2014 by Shannon
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