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Vanessa V Kilmer
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Rachel - Part 2, First Draft
Her pillow had soaked up all of the water from her wet hair. The damp was cold and uncomfortable. The room was pitch black when she opened her eyes. She reached for her phone, and knocked it on the floor. She hung over the side of the bed, feeling around on...

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Rachel - Part 1, First Draft
Rachel brushed her teeth. She spit.
White foam tinged with pink swirled down the drain. The sink needed cleaning. A
glob of neon green toothpaste clung to the rim. Congealed liquid soap pooled
around the facet. She moved her eyes away from the mess and capt...

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and now for something completely different
I walked into the dark bedroom, closed the door. I flicked the light switch. “Turn off the light.” I paused, my back to the room. My pulse rate increased. “You know how this works.” I obeyed. A soft grayness tinted my vision. I breathed deep, air caught in ...

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and now for something completely different
I walked into the dark bedroom, closed the door. I flicked the light switch. “Turn off the light.” I paused, my back to the room. My pulse rate increased. “You know how this works.” I obeyed. A soft grayness tinted my vision. I breathed deep, air caught in ...

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semi-colon
When you lay face down in the bathroom sink and your tears
and drool are circle down the drain with the escaping water, your eyes see a
semi-colon. Your arms tremble and go numb with the strain of holding yourself
upright. The tooth brush drops from your ti...

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Theobald the Great
Storm clouds hung in the sky, dark, thick
and heavy. The trees held them back, branches out like arms extended in
supplication, leaves palm-up, their lighter undersides shaded by the angry
black of swollen cumulous. They leaned into the wind, straining agai...

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some days
Some days, I stand in my kitchen balling my eyes out because the garbage can I just cleaned and sanitized to white perfection has tomato sauce all over the lid. Some days, my To Do list is so long I want to jab my pen in my head and scramble my brain to mus...

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In the Beginning
I like to travel. I want to travel more. I want to tell you all about it. A big part of traveling involves what I take with me when I go places. I have a huge bag addiction. I have spent a fortune on briefcases, tote bags, messenger bags, suitcases, purses ...

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yin and yang
My final assignment in my Coursera Creative Writing class on Style . Emma
kicked the marigolds that grew along the crumbling sidewalk. She
scowled at the dandelions growing in her uncut lawn. They were half
mustard yellow and half faded white. She plucked o...

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tightened up
Light flashed across my bedroom window. Magic bloomed. Ectoplasm wafted over my naked feet. It formed a bat, larger than normal. It’s claws gripped and ungripped the wood of the foot board to the beat of my racing heart. “Dracula greets the Green Witch.” I ...
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