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Sheyna Galyan
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Writer of suspense, fighter of the good fight, seeker of hope for trauma survivors. #Jewish #AKF #YANA
Writer of suspense, fighter of the good fight, seeker of hope for trauma survivors. #Jewish #AKF #YANA

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If I Belonged
> When did it start to feel like… Like you fit? Like you…belonged
here? > Well, I'm still not sure I do. If I belonged Really belonged I wouldn’t feel the need To prove myself To show my worth To defend every action Every desire for connection Every longing...
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Literary Orgasms
I've long said that the act of writing, whether a short story, a novel, or a poem, is like giving birth. The only difference between the three is the length of gestation. There is the initial orgasmic ecstasy of a new idea, of plot twists and characters imb...
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Should You Trademark Your Indie Publishing Company Name?
One of the things I've been doing here and there is talking with people about whether big New York publishing, small press publishing, or indie publishing is best for their book and audience. And for those who do decide to start their own companies, the que...
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On Getting Pregnant for the Tenth Time
I promised to participate in #gishwhes and apparently Misha promised someone else a SFW 2000-word essay on getting pregnant for the tenth time, and seeing as I’ve had a lot of practice (minds out of the gutter now), I figured I’d give it a whirl. A shot in ...
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PTSD: a poem
⁣​you hide in shadows and behind  darkened memories looking for a weakness a way in a break in my flawed façade just a crack a whisper the chance to turn dream into nightmare laughter to tears hope into ruin  love to loss  you wait patiently for me to fail ...
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Touchstones
I recently returned from my first trip to Israel as part of a tour group from my synagogue. I'm still processing it, but was able to capture some of what it meant to me in the following poem. Touchstones From the concrete and
glass of the airport To the pla...
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Reflections
Today turned out to be a time of reflection on life and death and change and permanency. My own personal losses—parents, child—and losses affecting many more people. I've always thought of myself as more of a skeptic. I like proof, two or more reputable sou...
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My greatest fear Is that I’ll leave no trace That I was ever here. And I know that fear is irrational. I have children Who are growing into Amazing young adults. My husband would argue That I matter to him. My friends tell me I make a difference. They make ...
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