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A day in the life of a writer

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You’ll start tomorrow. You’ll wake up one hour earlier. You’ll grab a cup of your favourite beverage.

A new day is here and we know how the story goes. You didn't sleep too well. You stubbed your toe. Your partner’s snoring kept you awake. The mortgage payment is due. The…

When there are no guarantees?

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It was easy to start.
It was easy to say yes.
It was easy at the start.

To chase the thrill of the new.
To escape the ordinary.
To aspire to heights you’d only dreamt of.

But, the end was not guaranteed.

You missed one day,
You skipped one session…


There is no excuse for my despicable actions

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And no better place to start than at the beginning, so let me do that.

I know you’ve heard the rumours. I know you saw the comments. I know you sensed something was off when I started clearing my browsing history. And stopped posting stuff on social media. I know…

A Diamond in the Dirt

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Margaret is a lover. A lover of great reads, tea, running and lazy Sundays.

She is an unbroken optimist on a recovery journey. Margaret writes to give a voice to the silence, to transcend the guilt, and to rise above the shame.

Margaret is on a lifelong quest. On an…


Thrifty Words 100 Challenge #10: Zombies

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I watched the story unfold. Five years and four months it ran. I floated out after the first episode but stayed till the fifth season.

“You have a role to play, they said, you dare not breach the agreement.”
You aren’t deserving of much, you’re worthless and defective.

Silenced when…

Sometimes you need to see it to believe it.

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I love a good rom-com as much as the next person. The same goes for a heartwrenching, emotional Nicholas Sparks book. But, nothing impacts me more than watching someone I know treat the love of their life with respect. It goes straight from my eyes to my head and heart…


100 Word Challenge #9: Hope Springs Eternal

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You’d held on for far too long. You’d thought you could make it work.
You’d felt it’s the best you’d get.

What little you’d accepted. What lies you’d believed.
What contempt you’d found.

You see how you’d hurt. You see how deep you’d sunk.
You see how lost you’d felt.

17 March 2021 Wednesday Prose Poem: in order

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There’s nothing like that first release. As you feel your body get hot with each movement. Even though you do it daily. Once a guy told me that watching me makes him want some of it too. I knew what he meant.

We all know of the physical advantages. We…


Thrifty Word Challenge #8: Storms

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The argument you had.
Physical Illness. Trouble at work. Fatigue.

I tense up.
Brace myself for what’s coming.

I've walked over these landmines before.
But, I never know which one I’ll set-off.

I tiptoe around you. I make an extra effort to support you.
I avoid you.

But, there’s an…

Margaret's Reflections

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