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Polishing Off the Silver by
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Prompted By Aunts & Uncles

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I was the only niece of an only aunt who, I was given to understand, intended to gift me her gorgeous charm bracelet one day. I loved charm bracelets, and—I’m ashamed to admit— the thought of this one left me breathless. Sadly, several decades later my dear aunt passed away, her bracelet’s fate unknown. I…
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Peace be with you by
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In September 2001 I lived in a country setting below converging flight paths into Boston. On the twelfth I went out to lie in the high grass, to scan the clear sky and to think. The emptiness. The silence. The peace. For this brief moment, the frenetic world I knew had stopped spinning—it was a…
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Dating Denied by
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Prompted By Dating

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What happens when a romance is nipped in the bud?
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Don’t Let Your Children Wear Water Wings by
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Prompted By First Memory

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Fateful things can happen to a four-year-old
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Centered by
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Prompted By My Hometown

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Our town was a very very very fine town
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2021: A Space Oddity by
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Would you like to swing on a star?
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I’ve Got a Secret by
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Prompted By Cliques and Clubs

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A Seinfeldian Tale About Nothing
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Afterward by
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Prompted By That Summer

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Foolish Mother Puts Teen Girls in Peril
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Crushed it! by
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Prompted By The Crush

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That sixties summer, George loved his car and I loved George.
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Miss Frances by
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Long before Mr. Rogers, there was Ding Dong School.
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