No makeup Sunday
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No makeup Sunday

I usually wear mascara, every day. On special occasions I line my eyelid, too, Pulling the lid taut with my finger, Drawing across my lashes. Today, though, preparing for church, I didn’t. I left the dark mascara in its neon bottle, The liner I left on the shelf, And I went to church un-decorated, My … Continue reading

I wrote a thing
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I wrote a thing

…And it was published by a legit source that a lot of people read and share and stuff. Beginning excerpt: The priest looked up at me. “It’s because you’re prideful,” he said, just like that—straightforward and blunt. His demeanor was friendly, though, and loving, as we sat there in the confessional. It wasn’t really a … Continue reading

This 4ever? Pls?
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This 4ever? Pls?

“Why can’t it be summer forever?” my mom commented last night. True that. Last night our out-of-state cousins stopped by to eat gyros and drink lemonade and play Dixit until they had to leave. And then Danny and Tommy stopped by, probably our oldest friends since childhood, and Danny said, “Hey, can you do inverted … Continue reading

Morning glory
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Morning glory

In the early mornings, as I run, I try to stop at every lilac bush, admire, insert my face into the petal-bunches, breathe deeply. Every bush is a work of grandiose glory. The buds on the clumps of dropping fragrance are slowly opening, slowly filling the air around us with the blessed scent of spring. … Continue reading

Sprangity Spring
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Sprangity Spring

I once saw a meme/ gif/ internet short that flipped through the seasons. The camera was focused on a group of trees, and they underwent spring and summer and fall and winter. I watched it a few times, and then I saw the caption. The caption was like, “Most people only see this around 80 … Continue reading