friendship

Divine

I always used to think sentiments were superficial. A couple hugging, a baby crying- all displays, none real. But that moment, at that...

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Five Year Gap

Five-year gap It could have been ten, I was so young then Just sixteen, you were just ‘old’ Policing my youth, like you always knew...

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Sister of My Soul

Excuse me, do I know you? I vaguely remember your face We were friends once, the very best friends We were tight, so very close Secrets...

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The Fencing War

When I hear the term passive-aggressive, I immediately think of my wife. Don’t get me wrong; she’s not callous, cruel or...

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The Two-Faced Friend

“We’re not even friends anymore” The two-faced bitch, says, and I’m not sure who exactly she means. I am certainly trying, so hard,...

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White Boys

Something in me popped Just stopped— and as I waited around I mopped up the dreams I dreamt when I was a kid and you said I could do...

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Graciela and Abuela

I am who I am because of Graciela and her bright red sash and because of her Abuela, the old woman with the melted candlestick. The old...

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47 Trips Around the Sun

One of the signs of passing youth is the birth of a sense of fellowship with other human beings as we take our place among them. -Virginia...

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Her Name Was JOY

As she stepped inside my home tonight, I could see she wasn’t in a hurry. Seemed to want to linger a bit. Came to pick up a beautiful...

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Our Stories Unite Us

He had spent some time in prison. Today, he was standing in my kitchen. Only two years older than I, deep heavy grooves etched into his...

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She Gets It

Sometimes, God does a different kind of matchmaking. Today, he put me right next to someone who needed to talk and to be understood. She...

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Asking for HELP

There is an age old adage that says, “Man makes plans, then God smiles”. All of us have many wonderful plans for our lives, only to...

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Aurora and the Prime Cuts Hair Salon

“That’s the whole point of life, you know? To meet new people.”              ―Sherman Alexie, The Absolutely True Diary...

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I Gave Her the Fall

The passing of time is something I ponder about often. Concepts of time travel a favorite of the fantasy genre. Being able to travel...

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Betrayal, Unforgiveness and You

 The saddest thing about betrayal is that is never comes from your enemies. This is a powerful statement. I think that I am a kind, loving...

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Are You Too Busy to Visit a Friend?

“A friend is a friend … even If they don’t know who they are …” A few years back, I ran into Kim, the daughter of Jeannie, who...

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What a Bitch!

“An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast will wound your body, but an evil friend will...

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The Modern Art of Communicating via Screens

A lot of my friends lament that iPhones and Facebook have destroyed the integrity of person-to-person distance communication. In the...

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No Words To Say Goodbye

“They’re on their way,” my mom said. My heart sank. This was going to be painful. I didn’t know what I was going to...

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Get Off Your iPhone!

We meet at a quaint coffee house where the vibe is European and being there makes you feel French. We are getting together for coffee....

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Adolescent Gloom

We sat over in the allotments that circled the playing fields; you got to them by climbing through a hole in the mental fence. Frequent...

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Little Dave “Argue” 1997

a creative madness soaks my conscience pulsing emotion wets me up i panic with the breaking of the news i unsuccessfully reach back in time...

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F*ck them, and the Horse They Rode In On

Revenge is a dish best served cold, or so I’ve heard. It’s tough, we’re all so busy these days. I’m a homeschool Mom, I work (long...

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