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Crossings

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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Deadly Fumes

“Mike, what’s that noise?” It was early morning, and I probably would’ve slept right through the loud beeping sound that was coming from our living …

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Forgetting to Remember

An obituary picture of Norman’s smiling face stared back at me, and I gulped. One thought kept invading my mind; “How could I not have known about …

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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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The Mask

Her delivery of the poem slammed my thoughts into an emotive wall. My daughter was preparing to participate in a Poetry Out Loud ™ event …

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A New State of Mind

As each new year approaches, four cliché words consistently resurface in my mind: “New Year, New Me.” I must admit, thinking about a new year …

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