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…and the meek shall inherit the Earth.

To everyone in the room, she seems like just a normal girl wearing Vans, blue jeans, and a red hoodie, but to me, she is so much more.  This outwardly unassuming woman is not who she claims to be. She is not the woman everyone sees. They see the version s...

Darla Dressel

This is a story about a bank robbery. Check it out.

Downtown Los Angeles To everyone in the room, she seemed like just a normal girl wearing Vans, blue jeans, and a red hoodie. They could see she was visibly nervous, understandably so, as were the other four people outside still waiting to be interviewed. ...

Love & Affection Challenge - A Bibliophile's Sonnet

Is it love, affection, or a vital need

We walked a lane in Wales one morn in MayOur eyes took note of blooms on shrubs quite near.We sniffed some sprigs near Hay on Wye that day,Each bush had scents and smells both clear and dear. A whiff was like old books on stands and racks,  Each big thick...


The Bee Flats. They'd come up with the name in Paul's dingy basement flat, which always smelled dank and foisty no matter how many Glade Plug-ins Paul threw at it. Jacko always felt a little ill the day after he'd spent time at Paul's, the damp air permea...

Back to School Challenge: Don't Do Nothing

Sometimes, the world’s troubles can be solved with a quote by Albert Einstein.

Thurman appeared to me on a Tuesday, in a wall tile of my newly renovated bathroom. It was a little after six P.M. and I was drawing a hot bath. I perched on the edge of the tub and waited for the water to reach that perfect temperature. I was tired. Worn...

Challenge: Linda Ronstadt -- RdW

How the singer turned the office skkeptic into a believer.

“You guys are nuts.” The Skeptic was in rare form as the four men studied the petite singer flitting around on the dim stage.   “I mean, sure she’s cute, but in a small-town high school cheerleader sort of way. No way is she this smoking’ hot sex object y...

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Challenge: Linda Ronstadt. - Annamayzing

“They're going to hate me!”

“They're going to hate me!” “What? Why” “Well, look at them out there. Thousands of people. I haven't entertained thousands of people in my life. Okay,okay. So I sang for a few people in clubs and bars. They were out for a good time and I just happened to...

I face this year with trepidation; fearing my next destination.Ogres and trolls -of this past year- may cross a bridge into the New Year.I worry life is no longer a thrill and I'm nothing more than a shill.A shill destined to play in another man's scam; t...


How alive are you?

Have you Ever....Walked up on a fawn so young, it just froze in place, and tried to shrink into the grass?Stood beside a raging stream in full flood, and felt the tumultuous anger?Just run as hard as you can until your body drops to the ground as you gulp...