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    Sticky: Ah, love this one. Well crafted.

    Ah, love this one. Well crafted.
  2. Thread: Lady Luck

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    Honored by the compliment.

    Honored by the compliment.
  3. Thread: Lady Luck

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    Lady Luck

    Lady Luck

    Oh Felicity!
    Why must you
    come,
    with your laden
    fruit?

    Let me alone!
    To stay as dark
  4. Thread: Memories

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    team ea, like mean or clean disturbing, (side...

    team ea, like mean or clean

    disturbing, (side comment: but there is so much disturbance these days, it only seems fitting.) A real scenario that brings great fear into the hearts of many parent...
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    Don't listen to Jersea, she doesn't know...

    Don't listen to Jersea, she doesn't know anything. What has she written? I mean really.
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    The brain and body are still developing at 16. ...

    The brain and body are still developing at 16. With that in mind, does a 16 year old have the maturity to foresee what kind of complicated challenges living with some 35 years older than herself? I...
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    Poll: I haven't read Teacher Man, but it got good...

    I haven't read Teacher Man, but it got good reviews in the American teacher community. A few years ago, upon his death, I read a review of the book in a teaching journal. It was highly praised. ...
  8. Thread: TheOtherSide

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    You also need to read more poetry to understand...

    You also need to read more poetry to understand the writing form. It's Ok to write high school introspective pieces, but better writing requires study and effort. JUST food for thought.
  9. Thread: Merry go round

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    I hope when you both meet the merry go round is...

    I hope when you both meet the merry go round is your alternative mode of transportation.
  10. Thread: The Handler

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    As always, the regulars give such good advice. ...

    As always, the regulars give such good advice.

    I personally really like this poem, because of the subject matter. I work with wild children all day, and you have to be a tamer to keep them...
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    Thought the daughter got married and dad is full...

    Thought the daughter got married and dad is full of sorrow. I am always a huge fan of nursery rhymes. They can be so eery, but also so innocent- depending on the context.
  12. Thread: Put downs

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    Beastly and charming simultaneously.

    Beastly and charming simultaneously.
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    I agree, but I thought that was clear. Guess not.

    I agree, but I thought that was clear. Guess not.
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    MM-Because some people are literary snobs and are...

    MM-Because some people are literary snobs and are above something like Sparknotes. (That's a joke!)

    Seriously though, I think many readers prefer to read without the influence of an alternative...
  15. Thread: Nip/Tuck

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    I just started watching Glee and its a good show...

    I just started watching Glee and its a good show when you feel like doing something relaxing. Entertaining in a high school sort of way.
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    I bet most people on here hate Sparknotes.

    I bet most people on here hate Sparknotes.
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    Thanks for the responses. I appreciate the...

    Thanks for the responses. I appreciate the suggestions and won't stew over the discouraging advice. Thank God, I do not make my living by trying to be a writer; I'd be destitute. Hahaha!
  18. Sounds like good advice from an editor!!!!!!

    Sounds like good advice from an editor!!!!!!
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    Wow! Is my writing that basic? Haha!

    Wow! Is my writing that basic? Haha!
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    I agree with you. Why go out and be aggravated...

    I agree with you. Why go out and be aggravated when you can stay in, drink a beer and be better entertained by a book.
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    Rosemary in Queens

    This is just a beginning slice of something that needs to grow into a short story. I haven't written anything in two years. Any comments appreciated.

    Rosemary ran down the sidewalk shedding her...
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    Poll: I thought I had voted but I am not in the poll. ...

    I thought I had voted but I am not in the poll. I'm not sure what happened. A person can vote in the second round if they didn't vote in the first, right?
  23. Looks like the bookshelf at the church rummage...

    Looks like the bookshelf at the church rummage sale or was that the local library?

    I wonder myself sometimes why I can't find really good books written by decent writers at the library. I often...
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    I agree, the poem does sound like song lyrics. ...

    I agree, the poem does sound like song lyrics. It would be interesting to hear the poem back by music.
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    I read that one the page you posted. Well, I can...

    I read that one the page you posted. Well, I can see there is a little more to think about when reading the poem, but it was so cliche that it must be ironic.
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