Category Archives: My Non-Fiction

On Shrinkage & Shoulders

*what follows is a blast from the past…a 2+ year-old post I’ve buffed up a bit. It should seem brand new to many of you!* After my college graduation ceremony, my mom and her sister came back to my dorm … Continue reading

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The Dance

I was at my friend’s thirteenth birthday party, wearing a brand new UNITS outfit, complete with stockings, matching flats, and as much makeup as Mom allowed (lip gloss and eye shadow). The room was dark and Phil Collins crooned “Groovy Kind of Love” loudly from the stereo. Plastered … Continue reading

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Operation Starfish Rescue

Sometimes, I think I feel things more deeply than most people. And perhaps moreso than I let on. I am far too connected to most living creatures. Today while walking along the beach in Chatham, I found a starfish that had washed up … Continue reading

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I Came Here To Dance.

Today’s prompt: School trips. We all go on them. What trip do you remember the most? Where did you go & who was with you? How did you get there? Write a memoir post about a memorable school trip. Word … Continue reading

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We Were So Cool.

  Today’s Red Dress Club prompt: write non-fiction based on memories inspired by the above photo! My friend Michelle and I were hanging out one weekend, trying to find something fun to do. As sophomores in high school, we tried to … Continue reading

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The Hair is Just Not Fair.

Today I’m doing The Red Dress Club prompt: jealousy. We all have it. We all feel it. Now we’d like you to write about it. We’ll leave it open: you can write about something/someone you envy, a time when jealousy … Continue reading

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Fear & Loathing in the Sky

Today’s Red Dress Club prompt is non-fiction from my point of view. It is to “write a formal complaint letter to my deepest, darkest fear.” **not necessarily looking for concrit here, just felt like being snarky/funny about it!** Dear Boeing 737, Your … Continue reading

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Water, Water Everywhere

Thousands of people, including my family, evacuated before Hurricane Katrina bombed the Gulf Coast. I’m quite sure no one wanted to meet her face-to-face. She bustled by, so businesslike, whipping winds out of her briefcase and trampling everything in her path. Weeks later, … Continue reading

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Dream a Little Dream With Me.

I wake, the fingers of a dream still clutching at my shirt sleeve. It’s my college graduation, but for some reason we’re at my old high school. Talented Beau who always has star roles in our plays is flying high above the brown cafeteria tables, … Continue reading

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Bourbon Street Barefoot

It’s dark and late, so late I don’t even hear the Clydesdales clopping anymore. Ambling down Bourbon Street barefoot, I admire my OPI Red pedicure, although surely it will soon be coated with dirt.  Blissfully drunk, my shoulders bump into my friends beside me. I laugh, so … Continue reading

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