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~ The Reaping – Part Four ~

After Toliver was suspended for attacking me without provocation, the physical abuse ebbed. Occasionally, I had to fight for myself, but it was rarer. My birthday was coming up. It seemed to me the world around me was beginning to calm down. It was mid-November. The leaves were falling in a pattern of burnt orange […]

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~ The Reaping – Part Three ~

For three months, I endured the whispers, sneers, threats, and rough treatment. The parallels I drew between Aubrey’s and my ordeals were interesting. Aubrey was physically abused by girls. They pushed her around, slapped her, and sneered and jeered at her. They called her names to her face. She never fought back. I was beaten […]

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~ Summer Rain  Part Three ~

The Sowing Ends Aubrey This was the longest two weeks of my life. From nearly the beginning, for the first time since I began going to Tiger’s Run, I wanted to go back home. Home was lonely. I didn’t go anywhere or do anything. I had no friends aside from Raiman. He was my everything, […]

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Just 'Cause Poetry Stories

~ Journeys of Surrender ~

First, I would like to apologize for my long absence. I have been all right for the most part. Yes, I’ve had COVID, and I lived to talk about it. There are so many of us in this world who didn’t, and my heart goes out to those families and loved ones who lost a […]

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What’s it like to be a blind writer? #AccessibilityAwareness

Originally Published on The Writing Cooperative Writing, publishing, and selling a novel is challenging for anyone, but what is it like to be a blind… What’s it like to be a blind writer? #AccessibilityAwareness

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Meet Nell Anthony–Author of Paranormal Fantasy

Clennell Anthony is a paranormal romance and fantasy author. She is a founding member of the Writers’ Mastermind and the host of our Saturday write-… Meet Nell Anthony–Author of Paranormal Fantasy

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~ The Reaping – Part Five ~

The days grew shorter. Twilight came earlier and earlier. Mornings were difficult to wake to. The trees grew barer daily. The birds flew in a southerly direction, and even the squirrels stopped chirping and chattering. The days were dull, and my solitude became more normal. I was happier than I’d been in a while. Occasionally, […]

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~The Reaping ~

Part Two I sat in the booth across from Desirae wondering what I’d done to warrant the backlash I received daily. I didn’t entirely comprehend the idea of clicks. I’d known I was a part of a group of popular people on campus. Everyone knew me. Everyone liked me. I learned Spanish to be able […]

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Soundtrack of my Life – Entry 33 – Unstoppable by Sia

Here is my latest entry in the Soundtrack of My Life – “Unstoppable by Sia #Unstoppable #PersonalEssay #SettingBoundaries Soundtrack of my Life – Entry 33 – Unstoppable by Sia

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~ Slipping Into Silence ~

I sit on the side of the bed. It’s my favorite place to sit in my home. Most people have a favorite place to be. My bed is mine, whether I’m sitting or lying. I feel comforted by the soft but firmness of the mattress beneath me and the covers surrounding me. I love to […]

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~ The Reaping ~

Part One I couldn’t put my finger on the moment it all started to change for me. I was used to being one of the most popular girls at school. Everybody knew one another at Carnegie School for the Blind. It wasn’t like our school was a big one. After the summer I had, I […]