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Madeleine Temple-Lowe

writes from the midwest.

Passing Time

Stale light reflected off his computer screen as he sipped on lukewarm coffee. I glanced up at my father, stained papers piled up high on …

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My Flight Home

“Dad, I want to come home.” A tear slid down my cheek as I choked back uncontrollable sobs. It had only been three hours – …

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A Worthy Investment

Puppy licks, snuggles, and soft, furry paws make me incredibly happy. I absolutely love dogs, having owned more than my fair share of them. Golden …

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Healthy Habits

“Can I get you anything else?” Staring at my leafy salad, I paused before replying, “Yes, I’ll have a side of garlic parmesan fries as …

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GRADual Insight

“Madeleine Mae Temple-Lowe.” My heart raced as my name rang out among the sea of people. This was it—the most exciting moment I’d worked so …

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Spoonful of Kindness

Snowflakes drifted onto the windshield as the temperature dipped along with the sun. I drug my weak body into the seat, using every ounce of …

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Spring Cleaning

The fresh scent of lavender soap and clean laundry waft through my apartment. Ahh! Spring is finally here and with it comes the undeniable urge …

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Panic and Prayer

It’s a recurring nightmare that happens to me frequently. A line of cars face me, staring my vehicle down with destructive intent. A flash of …

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Love’s Essence

Shiny boxes, chocolate-dipped strawberries, crimson roses—Valentine’s Day! I like to call it “Love Day” because I believe it shouldn’t just be limited to those in …

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Commitment Lens

Today is the day. I stared at my reflection in the smudged glass, running my hand down the side of my purple, sequin dress. What would …

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