Processing Anger and Choosing Between Two Mysterious Vials

So stop wasting your breath speaking to empty parking lots. Quit straining your eyes, staring after shadows. Just get on your bike — feel the cool wind patting your shoulders and tickling your hair, and go find a warm, safe place to settle down for the night.

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A Most Deceptive Dream

It’s been awhile, and I apologize.. but I assure you, I’ve missed writing way more than you have missed reading my writings. Blog posts will be following this one shortly, and you’ll get caught up on everything — the big move (we’re in a house now! houses are so much cooler than apartments), the new […]

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The Precursor to Fear

About two weeks ago, I had a conversation with a coworker, and although it seemed totally insignificant at the time, I’ve been thinking about it a lot ever since.  During the day.  At night.  At meals, during car rides and every time I glance at the tiny, little smiling picture of me and a little […]

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Ambivalent: Daily Update 17/30

Short entry today.  I’ve been outside enjoying the weather! Criticism and feedback are very appreciated, Aun Aqui   The Spice Girls. They gave me something to identify with, and define myself by. My best friend in the 1st grade, Katie Mueller, first introduced me to the band. We were in PE one day, doing sit […]

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Ambivalent: Daily Update 1/30

Here it is! The first daily update. This covers the first three “chapters..” they are pretty unbalanced and will need lots of revision/ restructuring, but that’s why they call it the “rough draft.” Criticism and feedback are MORE than welcome! Ambivalent: A Memoir on Childhood and Saying Goodbye Amber Rose Yarbrough I have always, without […]

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NaNoWriMo — let’s do it again!

I am absolutely going to cheat, but I have never been so excited about it and proud of it.  I signed up for the NaNoWriMo “novel in a month” writing endeavor last November; I got up to about 10,000 words and stopped.  I mumbled words of explanation, like “work,” “school” and “busy,” but truthfully, I just lost  […]

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Losing Wisdom?

They say that “with age comes wisdom..” right? That in the process of growing and experiencing life, we gain WISDOM? Well in my case, I lost wisdom by growing.

It actually happened: I caved. “‘No doctor’ Rose” went to the scary oral surgeon last Tuesday.

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Bobby was brave — I am not.

“That’s really great!” I exclaimed, keely aware of the needle stuck in me but not entirely overwhelmed by the pain. “Did you enjoy it?”

“It was alright,” he said slowly, “but it was always kinda weird when some 200 pound chick came in to audition for the part of Cinderella. Nowadays that might fly, but this was back in 1971.”

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