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Holding My Breath by
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I didn’t know I could hold my breath for so long until last week when I finally exhaled. I was sitting round a fire pit with a small group of (vaccinated) women from my weekly writing group who I haven’t seen in person for over a year…the last time I inhaled. We’ve been Zooming, of…
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Another Pair of Dice by the Dashboard Light by
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Prompted By My First Paycheck

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“Twenty-eight dollars!” I screamed.  “We put in 100 hours between us and we split twenty-eight dollars?” 
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Comics at Tony’s by
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(86 Stories)

Prompted By Hair

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My family had a rule: No comic books.
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Beep, Beep! by
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(41 Stories)

Prompted By Learning to Drive

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How beautiful it was… by
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Not much to say on cursive, although I had perfect cursive writing scores in third and fourth grade. I liked how beautiful it was, all the curves and the way the style let you keep your number two pencil on the page when you finally got to write whole words and sentences. Now my handwriting…
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Lizzie Prensky by
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Prompted By What's in a Name

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I don’t know when she came to this country from Kovno, Lithuania. She married Sam Sarason in 1895 in St. Louis, MO at the age of 19. Her name was Freya Leah Prensky, but she was called Lizzie in this country. She was very beautiful with dark hair and eyes. Sam loved her the moment…
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2725 Haste Street by
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Prompted By My First Apartment

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I couldn’t wait to move out of my parents’ house after high school. I had decided to take what is now referred to as a “gap year,” and got no end of flak from my parents about it. I went searching for a job so I could make the first and last months’ rent for…
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A summer “a la francaise” by
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Prompted By Camp

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Few boys, dreadful food, and gleepy green scum at the bottom of the lake--but the swimming, waterskiing, and guitar playing more than made up for it.
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Protected: Magic, Shmagic! by
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