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The Death of a Friend

Image by Yuri_B My Real Memoir It was a forced friendship. True, Craig was an only child like me, but that was the only thing we had in common. I wasn’t averse to taking risks, but Craig was the most … Continue reading

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The Lost Girl

She was the callow Catholic school senior who cried the night her boyfriend French-kissed her, fearing she’d become pregnant. Five months later, now a bracingly pretty college freshman, she was wooed and plundered by her theatre professor. It was give … Continue reading

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Do Drowned Leaves Dream?

Do drowned leaves dream of the lives they once lived in the sky while living leaves ponder the fate that awaits by and by?

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Goodbye, Marilyn

My Real Memoir It was August 4, 1962, and sweltering like it is now. I was only a kid, so you wouldn’t think it would have affected me much. But when I heard Marilyn Monroe had died while my buddy … Continue reading

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Bringing Grandpa Home

My Real Memoir Somewhere along the line Grandma and Grandpa McLaughlin had moved from Los Angeles to the foot of California’s San Gabriel Mountains. Dating back to the early 1900s, the town of Upland was full of half-timbered craftsman homes … Continue reading

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Another Choice

Originally posted on lpb – quest :
“The big problem with death is not only that it puts an end to life, but it also echoes that our existence is a kind of failure: all that we do, or suffer, or…

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I Dare You

My Real Memoir (Heads-up: this was one of the darkest experiences of my life) My parents loved visiting their old friends JoAnne and Jack. Which left their only child Craig and me to “play” together. Craig was almost two years … Continue reading

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Weird Thoughts Before Dying

Source: bestgemfun.blogspot.com The Wishing Map is a full-length fantasy that is being posted episodically at this site. To read the previous episode, click here. To read the entire novel, begin here. Zack was plunging to his death! He’d somehow fallen … Continue reading

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Falling Through the Bedroom Floor

Photo by Henry & Co. The Wishing Map is a full-length fantasy that is being posted episodically at this site. To read the previous episode, click here. To read the entire novel, begin here. The last thing Zack saw as … Continue reading

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Redeeming All Hallows Eve

     “If we are honest, we acknowledge that we are dying throughout our life, and this is what we learn if we are attentive: grace is found at the depths and in the death of everything.”        … Continue reading

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