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Shannon Whissell
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Sometimes I swirl; sometimes I dance.
Sometimes I swirl; sometimes I dance.

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for a minute
For a minute there I forgot who I was. My age. And the shape of me. For a minute there I forgot about history. Reality. Math has never been my thing. They say it's just numbers They are just numbers. It's just a number. Numbers. But the numbers. They add up...
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after the empty nest
As a parent, and especially in the decade or so in which I was, without design or expectation, my sons' primary parent, my main goal has been to raise (and to become) happy, healthy whole people living lives of choice. I've never actually articulated it as ...
after the empty nest
after the empty nest
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a brief history of seven killings: a midview
I was so excited to get my hands on  A Brief History of Seven Killings . It is set in Kingston, a city I loved while I was in it and have greatly idealised since leaving. In fact, much of it is set in "my" neighbourhood - I can feel the heat, smell the piss...
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sometimes memory lane is haunted (or, why was i such a scaredy cat?)
I spent several happy hours this week completing a charming puzzle Shiney sent me. Sending each other puzzles has become our 'thing' in the last few years, although the backstory is best told offline and in forgiving company. The spark wasn't our most polit...
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just say no to prompts
For today's prompt I was going to choose "top 5 pet peeves," but the fact is that I am often a seething ball of peevishness (especially when I'm driving), it's all too easy to bitch about it online, and frankly I'm a little exhausted with my own whining. In...
just say no to prompts
just say no to prompts
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a letter to my ex
When I first read this prompt, I thought "dear lord, which one?". When I speak of exes I generally mean one of two people - my ex-husband or my most recent ex. Those conversations are either the mummified remains of an ancient thank you for the two best gif...
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i didn't know
I didn't know, as I wake smiling from a dream  in which a one-time lover long since a loved-one returns, a dream which failed to thrive in life - still dancing in the never-was of night. Or in the waking dream in which my daughter, for reasons we'll never k...
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When We Were Very Young
It’s the most special book in my collection of special
books. The story of how it came to be so may not seem remarkable, and yet for
me any reminder of it leaves me awash in feelings of being known and loved, of
being intelligent and encouraged, of having c...
When We Were Very Young
When We Were Very Young
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too long to tweet #IAmGreen-ish
Excuse me while I wax political:  My Twitter timeline has been filled for the last day or so with #IamGreen tweets stating why people are choosing to vote for their BC Green candidate in our provincial election on May 9. I have debated participating in the ...
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for miss lady
I went to my first writing group this week. For the last month I've been actively letting go of things that no longer serve me and being curious about things that might move me in the direction I want to go. And, since it's been more than 14 months since I ...
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