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Five tips to be an effective writer

Being a writer, you must have some effective skills and expertise to be successful in the industry. You must go through a number of revisions and criticism to get perfect at what you do best. It is essential to understand that a writer’s passion is the driving force that can help in producing something engaging […]

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Berkeley, 1976

My future husband, David, and I drove for 2 days from El Paso, TX, to start our new life in California. Finally, we pulled up in front of my brother Brad’s house in Berkeley. It was on a quiet residential street with one or two large trees in front of each house.  His house was […]

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Catsodadso

Grace D’Anca 4/2018 You introduced me to Vietnamese coffee. I didn’t know what to expect when we met at the needle’s eye noodle place in the Sunset. You rode your motorcycle in the cold and I struggled to park even before we all had as many cars as fingers and toes and before meters cost […]

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Cumaica Cutter

Cumica Cutter  Grace D’Anca    June, 2018 I economized with a medium coffee and no pastry no matter how delectable. Line longish, enough noise and motion to defray eye contact with my neighbor’s mother in law swishing past with steaming cups. Chatting with her is gawkish. I don’t speak to her kids. Waiting to pay I hear […]

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The Proposal

The proposal He reads and re-reads his letter to her, a tall auburn haired beauty. She’s got to say yes. But he packs his bag and drops the letter in the mail on his way out of town. He doesn’t want to see her If she says no. He drives ignoring the landscape, not hearing […]

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1968

I should have paid attention,         asked questions,                 listened to life stories But what 15 year-old would do that? Fifteen was too young to know that Life was hiding a dagger behind me.   So when life tapped my shoulder and I looked that way       I never expected the stabbing pain in my other side.   […]

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AWATOVI

Start writing…    AWATOVI   by jc walker   Chilled, in the winter morn On Antelope Mesa in the Hopi Nation The high desert skies blue clear O’er rocks red and green scrub We reach the gate with permission and the key We top the rise and see Awatovi Not much to see where three centuries Gone, […]

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Dream Clouds  

That’s not it, whatever you have That’s not love.   And grasping a cloud from the sky won’t make it love, And a cloud won’t cushion your fall.   You pull at your cloud like a parachute cord. But it can’t stop your fall Gravity pulls at us all. You’re not immune.   Still, your […]

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Fireworks Bloom

Fireworks bloom across my mother’s chest hot and cold colors together redbluepurple some black like smoke constellations slowly erupting galaxies of fire seen from light years in the future overtaking the world in time   The smell of the icy universe is not the smell of life life begins in blood and pain and continues […]

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Sample Poem

Stepped over Punched out paper hearts Melted by heavy dew onto blades of grass

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