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Arming Teachers

Arming Teachers Lezlie Christian, MPW Too common is the image of young people running out of school buildings with their hands up because shots have been fired in their school. Americans are either becoming desensitized to this violence because it has become a familiar component of the background of their lives, or they don’t want […]

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“I recently became a lifetime member of the ‘I’ve lost a child club.’”

“I recently became a lifetime member of the ‘I’ve lost a child club.’” by Lezlie Christian https://link.medium.com/5V2ORIn2e8

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Suffering/Insufferable

I really enjoy writing to the prompt of the day, but today has been no normal day, not even close, so I’m going to write about suffering, its affect on humans, and how some people who act ins… Source: Suffering/Insufferable

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Tragic Redemption

The attached piece is 13 pages long, 1.5 space. It’s worth the read for several reasons. It’s a true story, experienced by the author, and everything can be verified with public records. It’s frightening, and enlightening. And definitely Tragic. #tragic #redemption #lifeisabsurd  Also submitted to Oklahoma Writing Project Summer Institute Blog Post #1. First attempt […]

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Suffering/Insufferable

I really enjoy writing to the prompt of the day, but today has been no normal day, not even close, so I’m going to write about suffering, its affect on humans, and how some people who act insufferably cause others to endure suffering. For those two of you who haven’t moved on yet, let me […]

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Punishment

The following is not a lovely poem exhorting the reader to think about how they consciously or unconsciously punish people they interact with. It’s not a personal story about how I’ve been punished or not. It’s about how our society punishes the least among us. In a previous life I worked criminal defense as a […]

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Ever So Slowly

The lock was easy to open with a credit card. She let herself in, and eased the door closed behind her. The girl stood still, calming her breath and listening for noises in the house. It felt empty. It’s external appearance had been one of slight neglect, a hint of peel to the paint in […]

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Bones 

Wait until the darkness comes, the bones are going to shake. Don’t wait in here, they come alive, your soul they want to take. The bone chapel stores the bones, of those  from long gone … Source: Bones 

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Storm

The metaphorical storms of life sometimes seem unendurable and endless.

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False

“False! Tricksey! False!” Gollum accused Sam. Frodo turned on his friend, his mind clouded by the malevolence of the ring burning his skin, hanging around his neck. Frodo sent Sam away, and he went away for a distance, but could not give up on his friend because he knew his friend needed his help, and […]