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Lucy Crowe
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Author, EMT, Firefighter, Mother
Author, EMT, Firefighter, Mother

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The rain came in the night, just a whisper on the roof - if you weren’t listening you might miss it, so accustomed had your ears become to the breath of winter.

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Happy Spring!
Art by Michak Mraz The rain came in the night, just a whisper on the roof - if you weren’t listening you might miss it, so accustomed had your ears become to the breath of winter. But here – a different sound, breeze soughing in from the east and calling th...

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"A human is nothing more than an onion, his gaze said plainly. And I’m not speaking of your precious trauma; I speak of your soul. Don’t be afraid to peel back the layers."

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Back to Life
“Here is the thing,” she said out loud to the cat as she set the ceramic snowmen in the china cupboard. “A lot of time has gone by.” Four months, to be exact. She folded lacy paper snowflakes into the desk drawer and hung pastel eggs in their place. Bunnies...

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“Lancaster, Pennsylvania!” I tug my seat belt in order to sit forward and squint through the lowering gloom at the highway sign. (There are shadows in Pennsylvania unlike anything in my native Illinois. They are large and very dark, composed of trees - lots of trees - and, well, mountains.) “In 1847 Levi Zendt loaded his big Conestoga wagon and left Lancaster. He had six beautiful draft horses pulling it and probably some cheese-making equipment in the back along with his wife, I’m not sure.”

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Through the Wilderness
Sunday Morning at Valley Forge Park - Pat O' Driscoll Fine Art “Lancaster, Pennsylvania!” I tug my seat belt in order to sit forward and squint through the lowering gloom at the highway sign. (There are shadows in Pennsylvania unlike anything in my native I...

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"Setting creates a mood.

She sat in the new McDonald's on Main and actually typed that sentence in order to better think about it."

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Once-Upon-a-Time McDonald's
Setting creates a mood. She sat in the new McDonalds on Main and actually typed that sentence in order to better think about it. Setting is mega-important to the reader and,  ipso facto,  to the writer. Chapter One: Time of day, what the sky looks like, is ...

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It's 2017! Time for Now
On the evening of December 31 st , she tucked 2016 beneath her arm and gingerly traversed the basement stairs, dodging a pair of roller blades and a saggy salt bag that had not yet made its way to the softener. A little short of breath already – 2016 was he...

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