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Question of the Green Light Infidelity: An Epistolary Essay

Dear Slightly Self-Conscious Self, I am about to present you with a tale of juvenile hilarity and intrigue. Feel free to read this whenever...

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10 Reasons to Love, or Not Love, Valentine’s Day

“Why is it no one sent me yet one perfect limousine, do you suppose? Ah no, it’s always just my luck to get one perfect...

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The End of the Line

I woke up, mouth wide open, with my cheek snuggled into the wet spot of saliva on my pillow. The scent of stale vodka, tinged with a splash...

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Texting With My Ex

Break 1 The first time we broke up, we met at an old-fashioned ice cream stand. I ordered a strawberry shake, and we sat at the edge of the...

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Brave Enough

We couldn’t survive the hurt Our injured, tattered, fragmented souls had weathered too much and we couldn’t weather each other any...

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LOST

How can the voices I don’t hear compete with the voices you do? For loving you has become difficult and the wanting of you now...

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Thank You Ashley Judd: Politically Incorrect (but true) Advice From A Guy On Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment: sex·u·al ha·rass·ment_noun_harassment (typically of a woman) in a workplace, or other professional or social...

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Sage/Slut/Phoenix

Dictionaries are filled with words used to insult women: whore, tart, and tramp, for starters. But no word equals slut for its power to...

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Crazy Stupid Love

My last real boyfriend was named Jave, and we were together from 2000 to 2002. By “real” I mean, he didn’t exist solely as a product...

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Sex Etiquette 101: A field guide for lovers

Try as I might, I haven’t found a way to create a portmanteau from the words ‘sex’ and ‘etiquette’. It would have been so neat to...

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Of Fruit

I met a woman who told me the creases in my hand held no hope for children or a life-long love. I wondered if the word alone tasted in her...

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“Captain, My Captain”

Next time don’t lie When you sit close and sigh You’re married already So forget going steady

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Online Dating Insider: Single Mom Seeking Romance

The world of dating it always seemed too complicated for me. How do you keep things casual when it’s time to move things forward? In my...

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A Piece On The Side

Dating married men, guys with serious girlfriends – I’ve been the piece on the side more than a few times over the years and ended up...

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HELL-O

Drawn to the scorching And then your Spring showers From choppy singed waters To smooth sailing From Summer tornadoes To dry Autumn winds...

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You are the Star of Trade Town, Davey!

Me at nine years old: “Look! It’s a brand new 1975 AMC Pacer! Isn’t it groovy? I got the keys. Wanna take it for a ride?”...

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White Petals Trodden Underfoot

I hid in the Acacia tree when you ran but I stole the memory of your lips, chapped by too much kissing. Of your back with it’s open...

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Fibro Fog

I am so tired I’m more tired than any of the victim’s lives you claimed You’ve won this round And I’m done with you...

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Glass

You, Torn One, With Arms crossed And Eyes that sting, You Hate me As God hates me- With total, complete Authority. The red-stained string...

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The Care and Feeding of Mr. Right

Okay let’s face it, we’ve all been sold a long list of lies when it comes to finding and keeping the man of our dreams. I remember...

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January Flashback: Craigslist, Sex, and One Woman’s Intuition

January Flashback: Originally published on FC, July 2014 No one is ever ready for this to happen. We can’t even entertain the possibility...

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The Heart Never Grows Old

What is it with age? When we’re very young all we want to do is grow old in a hurry, then when we’re teenagers we act like toddlers. As...

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I Am A Woman

Don’t tell me I am too emotional to handle. Don’t tell me you love me just because you love my love handles. Actually, don’t ever...

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love. (lost?)

i remember you. when first we met i, barely more than a child you, already touched by war. two different worlds converging. you overcame my...

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Clearing the Air in the Friend Zone

He was Romanian, and I was smitten. A junior. Joint majoring in Linguistics and Psychology, Valentin was anything but ordinary. Quiet and...

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What Do I Do

He’s just for now to take up time and when we kiss I can’t close my eyes when he holds me it’s not like you do oh how I miss...

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