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Moving Days by
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Prompted By Moving Day

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I’d been flying into closed windows, falling to the ground momentarily dazed, then picking myself up and taking flight again.
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GHOSTS by
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Prompted By Snail Mail

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Or maybe that’s part of why I eventually “ghosted” him. I didn’t yet have the maturity, the empathy, the compassion that being involved with someone like him would have required in the long term.
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Who’s Your Daddy Now? by
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I guess I’m looking for signs that he’s my father, but he just looks like, seems like, acts like an ordinary man to me, any man.
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Time and Again by
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I decide to track him down through Dorrie, a mutual friend I’d almost but not quite lost track of...
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To Be or Not To Be by
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Prompted By Get Organized

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Someone else will just have to do my dirty work, someone without a sense of attachment, someone who won’t feel like they’re severing a lifeline to a lifetime.
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Chafing at “Charity” by
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Prompted By Charity

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I knew what they were doing, they were helping me out, but they were doing it in a way that allowed me to feel as if I were also helping them out.
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Blue on Blue by
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Prompted By Baby Books

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Once an art teacher had given our class a homework assignment to collect photos for a collage, including a baby picture. When I’d asked my mom for one, she’d told me my baby pictures had been lost in a flood; yet, here they are.
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I’m Just Wild About…Owie by
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Prompted By The Crush

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I groan with muffled desire and slide down in my seat, but before I know it my mom pulls over and gestures for him to hop in.
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Who’s Your Daddy? by
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Prompted By Surprise!

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I have the distinct impression of brightening light, as if the sun has just moved out from behind a cloud.
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Get Over It by
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Prompted By Ageism

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As we’d let our fingers do the walking earlier in the day, Garth holds up his iPhone to show him the item we're looking for. There it is, supposedly in stock, in this store.
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