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Kristen Clanton
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About David
This entry, most likely, won't make any sense. I started this journal eight years ago as a way to cope with death and loss. I thought then-- and still believe now-- that if I could write it out enough, I could find my way through to the other side. It's lik...
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On the Mute
The hard and horrible rooms of growing up always find their way into my writings. It's a fact. In real life, I am sunshiny and bright (I think), but my writing is not. My writing is considerably harder than me. But for long stretches of times, I block the h...
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How to Meet Girls
Making friends as an adult is a
tough business. When I lived in Florida, I never thought about it, because when
you live in one place for thirty years, the good ones stay around for ever
after. I knew I’d miss my girl friends—mostly the full-on belting laug...
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"fire truck bed" is code for the best writing space I've had since my dad built me one of these things when I was eight-years-old.
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on Stephen King and bullshit
Before I even began reading Stephen King's On Writing , one of my fiction students (actually, the final person in a ten-year stretch who has recommended this specific book) told me that King says journals are never for collecting amazing ideas-- no one ever...
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three of my poems published
three of my poems published
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three of my poems published
  "Showing My Husband what I Learned in Elementary Ballet during a Whiteout in Omaha, Nebraska",  "Memorial Day Weekend, Omaha Boarding House " and "Rapture" are included in the spring 2017 issue of the  After Happy Hour Review. The selection is definitely ...
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three of my poems published
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even though it's a grey, stormy day, it's finally warm enough to wear my favorite vintage dress.
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"Lisa in the Galaxies" and "New York party scene: twenty-four and" published by Thistle Magazine
two of my poems-- "Lisa in the Galaxies" and
"New York party scene: twenty four and" are in the current issue (Growth) of
Thistle Magazine. It's a gorgeous mag, and if you hate to read, you
should download it just for the aesthetic. It's that beautiful. ...
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