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Hope is a thing with feathers by
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Prompted By Earth Day

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Genuine, hopeful retreat is possible.
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Que Lastima by
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Prompted By Poetry

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“Que lastima,” says a delicate-featured little girl. What a pity.
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Conscientious objector or draft dodger? by
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Prompted By Betrayal

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The great river of class, culture and convictions afforded me a way out.
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Putnam Avenue by
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Prompted By My First Apartment

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Don’t try to brush aside a death in the family. It won’t work.
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Untitled by
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Prompted By New Beginnings

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That year, summer vacation released us into the unknown.
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Gates of Eden: the genesis of an antiwar novel* by
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    My antiwar writing began in a theater. I was working on a new play and the antiwar movement of the 1960s came up in conversation. Several of the actors expressed amazement that there had been a determined movement to stop the war. One actor said something like “Wow! We just thought that all…
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Step Aside by
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Prompted By Politics

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A new wave is calling BS on you.
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Holes in my head by
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When I first saw this Retro prompt, a David Sedaris essay* came to mind. Here, Sedaris laments the lack of worthwhile accessories for men. “[Accessories” for men aren’t nearly as interesting as women’s,” he writes. “I have no use for cuff links or suspenders, and while I’ll occasionally pick up a new tie, it hardly…
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Good Riddance — A future retrospective by
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Prompted By Good Riddance

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Now we can begin anew.
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The Kiss Messenger by
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Prompted By Fame

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I wasn’t smitten by love or lust, but fame, especially when well-deserved, can be, well… awesome.
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