Author Archives: crashinglessons

The operating room

A few of my staff rolled out of the operating rooms this afternoon, complaining about the bits of skin and bone that get stuck to their feet. The stories I hear, eek. And walking through the halls between the OR … Continue reading

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Bibliophile Surrender

I love November, it gives me a compelling reason to spend a lot of time writing. NaNoWriMo 2017 – what fun. I love my hermit time, and just curling up and creating stories. *** I never expected to find something … Continue reading

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Cyber love letter #1

My Dearest Love, My apologies for not writing sooner, I’ve been… recalibrating. Since we’re so frequently apart, I am making you letter art like you requested, that has drawings, playlists, pictures of home, and short stories. While that’s in process, … Continue reading

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Dancing lessons

Of all the friends I’ve lost, I miss my island Zumba friend the most. She stopped talking to me after that last major episode of bipolar wreckage that apparently everyone knew about and mocked. I don’t owe an explanation of … Continue reading

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Vitamin sunshine

It’s that time of year again; sweaters and soup weather, the wonderful sound of the rain, and the deep jewel tones of autumn. It was a fun summer visit with hot southern dude, and he’s still making noises about flying … Continue reading

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Blueberry cobbler

After morning class, I washed my hands and started to bake. It’s that time of year, and I’m finally delighted at the upcoming holidays, for the first time in a long time. I had to practice with a new variation … Continue reading

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Adornment lessons

Never buy art when you’re drunk. My friend thought it was hilarious to buy me a painting that I can’t even show here, it’s so terrible. It was from a street fair, with lots of cool local artists that I … Continue reading

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The stiletto blade of truth

Out of the blue, someone can say something that resonates down to the bone. Days, weeks, months of words not penetrating too deeply, and then the stiletto blade of truth slips through the rusty chain mail that was supposed to … Continue reading

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Graduation Day

The change started slowly, one scale at a time. The gleaming curves of the small silver scales had the same consistency as her fingernails. Their appearance was accompanied by itching and burning, and a strong fishy smell. For the high … Continue reading

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The Carolinas

One more week before I get on a plane and go somewhere new, somewhere with stories I’ve never heard but have read a lot about. I used the $500 I had in savings (don’t laugh, that’s more than I’ve ever … Continue reading

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