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Rosemary Carlson
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Writer, Blogger, Finance, Business, Appalachia
Writer, Blogger, Finance, Business, Appalachia

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This is a line from my upcoming novel: “As the nut-colored trees bent together as if they were whispering, Abby wondered what Miles could possibly want with her at this point in their lives.”

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“Jerry, how much traffic backup is there now? Can you see the statistics?” Rhonda asked.. “You don’t want to know. Hundreds of vehicles. Mostly oil trucks. Some are stuck to the road. The snow is starting to falling.” Jerry and Rhonda were agents working…

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She sat down at the end of the counter in her favorite diner. She knew she had to eat while someone else was with her very sick mother. Ruby, the waitress, came and took her order. Her cousin, Mac, suddenly walked into the diner and sat down beside her.…

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It stared at me, its eyes never leaving mine. I slowly pulled the pistol out of the waistband of my jeans and raised my arm, aiming it. It never flinched. My left hand held my dog’s leash. My dog was what it wanted. That wasn’t going to happen. A standoff…

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This is one line from the novel I’m currently working on, a psychological thriller: “Even though she was there with him and he held her lovingly, he didn’t think about her because sociopaths don’t do that kind of thing.”

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Do you ever have a qualm about a blog post you want to make? Is there ever anything you really want to write but you are unsure if it is appropriate for your audience here or if it will possibly be offensive to some or most of them? That certainly happens…

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Donald Trump. At this point, I cannot bring myself to say President Donald Trump. Does a President of the United States, the leader of the free world, give away classified secrets to our adversary, the Russians, because he needs to brag to make himself…

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Ruby didn’t understand why things kept disappearing. Her hairbrush. The book she was reading. She hadn’t found either of them. It was only she and Ralph in the house. He wouldn’t take those things. What need would Ralph, her husband have for them? He was…

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*This post was first published on Mother’s Day, 2016. I thought I would post it again. Mother’s Day, an important holiday to many of us, originated in Appalachia. It was founded in 1858 by Ann Jarvis. The founding of Mother’s Day was in response to the…

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I went to a new day spa last week. I really enjoyed my experience there. Part of the reason that I did was their hospitality. Of course, that is supposed to be part of the experience at a day spa. You pay for a period of hospitality and pampering,…
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