Posts in Creative Writing
Man on a Boat

What would I say and what would I do if I could go back to those moments and speak boldly from my own human heart rather than reacting from a place of fear where I believed I would fail unless I was “doing as well as the boys” or “being one of the guys.”

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Heart Stories

More than a dozen artists are coming together for one evening to share personal stories from the heart through spoken word, music and song, dance, mime and visual art. Some adult language and subject matter. Suggested $10 donation at door goes directly to paying the performing artists, event free and open to the public, sponsored by the Port Townsend Arts Commission. Port Townsend’s BluJay Kombucha will be there selling its delicious brew.

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Born with darkness

I have darkness. I was born with it. It was a cause of concern for my mother and some elementary school teachers. I learned to hide it, to hate it, to be sorry and ashamed of it.

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A very Maple Christmas

With our cat, things are different. She’s stuck with me almost every day of the year except for Christmas.

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Love Train

I wondered how things would be now if I had loved the trains, instead of just the conductor.

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Hello Christmas, it's me again

Christmas, I can’t quit you. I feel like I’m a wild animal that you raised. When I was still a pup, you tossed me outside and yelled, “Go’on, git!”

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It's not about Goldilocks

Yesterday, I told the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears 20 times—to adults. Each time I told the story, I sat facing a single person. Their knees almost touched mine, their eyes locked with my own.

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