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26. Comment on 2014 April PAD Challenge: Day 8 by LCaramanna

Daffodil Bouquet

A daffodil feels no peace,
sunshine yellow face
no opposition to flakes of swirling snow.
Though the calendar marks spring,
a daffodil feels no peace.
Save…
scissors of good fortune shear her
peaceful admiration
in a coffee table crystal vase display.







Lorraine Caramanna

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27. Comment on 2014 April PAD Challenge: Day 16 by Domino

By fate’s caprice, that awful day, and for no other
reason we comprehend, they were at work
when the fire started. How could they know that
life as they knew it was about to change
forever? It is a curious thing,
that people replay over and over
the day of a tragedy. They question.
They doubt. Their minds continue to circle
endlessly about the somehow morbid
question: What could we have done differently?
People say with satisfaction that no
human lives were lost, but a family has
been broken. The black smoke took not only
all the things that made up their house, but a
cherished furry friend that helped make
it home. Broken hearts declare there is no
healing, there’s no bringing back buried hopes.
But at the foot of the stair to heaven,
on the rainbow bridge, their best friend awaits,
wagging tail, happy grin, til that distant
day, to greet adored family once more.



















For Tina and Thomas Batt

Diana Terrill Clark

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28. HoHum Story Concept? Energize through Thematic Significance

Last week's homework for our 16-week Plot from Beginning to End video chat workshop -- Chapter 14: Find Your Thematic Bubble in Plot Whisperer Workbook: Step-by-Step Exercises to Help You Create Compelling Stories -- came at the exact right time. With only a couple more sessions left and all the concept, plot and character elements plotted out on Plot Planners and Scene Trackers filling in for the 7 essential elements grounding the writers, this exercise seemed to allow the writers the clarity to see more deeply into their stories.

Dark and edgy themes popped up for some of the writers while filling in the "thematic bubbles" exercise. Because of that (cause and effect), those same writers willingly risk embracing darker and edgier themes which in turn creates darker and edgier character goals with clearer emotional weight and more unique and compelling heart to their stories, sending their stories to higher degrees of originality and mass appeal to all other books in their genre and beyond. Nearly every single writer discovered deeper elements about their stories.

Want to give the exercise a try? List all the themes in your story. Circle the themes that begin in the beginning (first page?) all the way to the end. Study those themes for meaning.

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29. David Lehman: ‘Enjoy being a poet. Take pleasure in the act of writing.’

LehmanHappy National Poetry Month! All throughout April, we will interview poets about working in this digital age. Recently, we spoke with author David Lehman.

Lehman (pictured, via) has published several volumes of poetry throughout his career. He initiated The Best American Poetry series in 1988 and has continued to serve as the series editor. Check out the highlights from our interview below…

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30. Comment on 2014 April PAD Challenge: Day 16 by derrdevil

Gaia
By Derryn Warwick Raymond

This is the life, the song
A story for the world to mourn
Though it was still able
They broke it, and left it unstable
Pieces shown of the real scene
Shattered dreams, they may seem
Of a journey through torrential rain
Extremes of the mentally insane
Call it deranged,
But I see it pained
I see the strain, upon the soul
In its twilight hours, the mortal toll
Oh, how it hangs dear
Clutching from fear
For the world, that it gave
Begged it never, for a save
The incomprehensible life
Of a mother,
A sister,
A wife.


















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31. Comment on 2014 April PAD Challenge: Day 16 by Domino

By fate’s caprice, that awful day, and for no other
reason we comprehend, they were at work
when the fire started. How could they know that
life as they knew it was about to change
forever? It is a curious thing,
that people replay over and over
the day of a tragedy. They question.
They doubt. Their minds continue to circle
endlessly about the somehow morbid
question: What could we have done differently?
People say with satisfaction that no
human lives were lost, but a family has
been broken. The black smoke took not only
all the things that made up their house, but a
cherished furry friend that helped make
it home. Broken hearts declare there is no
healing, there’s no bringing back buried hopes.
But at the foot of the stair to heaven,
on the rainbow bridge, their best friend awaits,
wagging tail, happy grin, til that distant
day, to greet adored family once more.



















For my friends Tina and Thomas Batt

Diana Terrill Clark

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32. What Is the Value of Poetry?

In the opening poem (“matters of great importance”) of my collection, Solving the World’s Problems

, I ask a simple question: what’s more important / writing a poem / or building a bridge…

At least, the question starts off simple enough, but then it continues to spiral out into giving thanks, stocking chairs, delivering chairs, managing systems, and so on. But there are times when I waste time worrying about which really is more important. There are times when I wonder, “What am I doing here?”

Here being writing poems and devoting a tremendous amount of time and energy to a poetry blog. After all, there’s not a lot of money in writing poetry–even for a publisher like Writer’s Digest Books. But there’s more to measuring value than dollars and cents, isn’t there?

Why Am I Saying Any of This?

Every so often, there’s some kind of “death or uselessness of poetry” post or article that runs all viral on the Internet. So I’ve been meaning to write a post on why I think there’s value in poetry for a long while, but it was still simmering in me until I received this message on Facebook from Aleathia Drehmer, a poetry advocate who lives in New York:

Robert,

I just wanted to say thank you for everything you do with the PAD challenges. The one in November helped me get over the death of my cousin and brought me back to writing after a year of near silence. This challenge is helping me get over the death of my mother. She passed in January and this is her birth month.

I actually don’t care if I ever get published again. Life has taken on a new meaning now and I honestly am getting back to the roots of writing when I was a little girl. Just writing because my heart says so, because it is a way I can communicate my little slice of the world with my dad and any friends that care to read.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for giving me back something I had lost and thought I would not find again. Grief can be a great eraser sometimes. I’m just glad it hasn’t erased me yet.

Have a great day.

Aleathia

Robert Lee Brewer

Robert Lee Brewer

Robert Lee Brewer is Senior Content Editor of the Writer’s Digest Writing Community and author of Solving the World’s Problems. In addition to editing Poet’s Market, he manages the Poetic Asides blog, writes a poetry column for Writer’s Digest magazine, edits a free weekly WritersMarket.com newsletter, and more. He’s married to poet Tammy Foster Brewer, who helps him keep track of their five little poets (four boys  and one princess). He’s given up trying to figure out which is more important between writing a poem and building a chair; it’s really a chicken-egg argument, because both are necessary and valuable. Follow him on Twitter @robertleebrewer

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    33. Comment on 2014 April PAD Challenge: Day 2 by Snow Write

    She’s on her way
    not sure where she’s going
    knows she has to get away
    find a new place
    determined now
    to set out on the journey
    yet finding herself
    going back






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    34. Rick Bass Signs Two-Book Deal With Little, Brown

    rickbasslogo-dogPushcart Prize-winning author Rick Bass has signed a two book deal with Little, Brown and Company.

    Bass will deliver an untitled collection of new and selected stories, as well as Eating My Heroes, a nonfiction book about his meals with those that influenced him. Little, Brown and Company senior editor Ben George will edit both books. “I am keen to work on these two new projects with Little, Brown and Ben George, whose editing is as intense and sharp as I could hope for,” stated George. “Working with Houghton and my gifted editors there over two decades was never anything but fun. Everyone was family, and I will miss them. But I continue to be fortunate, and I look forward to the exciting work ahead with Little, Brown.”

    The books are slated for publication in early 2016 and early 2017, respectively.

     

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    35. Goodreads Will Soon Let You Add Amazon Books to Your Shelves

    goodreadsSocial reading platform Goodreads will soon let users add their Amazon book purchases to their Goodreads shelves.

    The capability is part of a new feature called “Add Your Amazon Books.”  Using the tool, Goodreads members in the U.S., Canada and Australia will soon be able to add books that they’ve bought on Amazon, including print and Kindle, to their Goodreads shelves.

    The goal of the tool is to help friends better share what they are reading and to help readers keep track of all of the books that they have purchased. Check it out: “More books added to your Goodreads shelves means better recommendations to help you find more great books to read. The super-smart algorithm powering our recommendations engine analyzes the books you rate to come up with the best book suggestions for your unique reading tastes.”

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    36. How to Write a Mashup Novel

    My fiction novel, Godsmacked, has been described by reviewers as the world’s first Christian mashup novel. Even though that is not specifically what I set out to do, I certainly welcome that analogy because, well, I like to fool myself into believing that I’m hip.

    And mashups seem to be one of the hip, ‘in vogue’ things these days, although in actuality the idea is not new at all.

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    Godsmacked_cover_frontThis guest post is by Paul Cicchini. Cicchini is a nationally-certified school psychologist, humorist, sports journalist, coach, and specialist in character education. He was inspired to write while convalescing from being Godsmacked with kidney stones in the summer of 2009. Under the influence of major prescription painkillers and exposure to too many badly-coiffed televangelists on daytime cable TV fueled his already robust, imagination and over-torqued sense of humor to yield this work of farcical fiction, a humorous vehicle for spreading his message of integrity, responsibility, and hope.

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    For the uninitiated, a ‘mashup’ is when you take two or more established styles of anything and mix them together to make something completely new and unique. The popularity of the mashup really exploded onto the American cultural scene a few years ago with the television show Glee. On the show they may mix a ‘70’s era rock song with, say, a ‘90’s pop song to come up with a surprisingly fresh sound.  Here’s the real surprise though:  creative artists of all kinds have been doing mashups for quite some time. Ever hear of fusion cuisine? Fusion Jazz? Yep, they’re mashups. Heck, even my son has been a mashup artist since the age of 8; especially when he’s at the local convenience store soft drink fountain: two splashes of Mountain Dew, three of Orange Fanta, a dash of blue whatever…violà, nasty mashup Slurpee.

    In writing, however, the concept is still fairly new. A mashup novel is when you get two or more different literary genres and mix them up for a fresh, entertaining story. Seth Grahame-Smith pioneered the style with novels like Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and the wildly popular Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter which was just made into a major motion picture. Even if you are into writing non-fiction, two story lines that intertwine can be also be in this genre. One of my all-time favorite books that I consider a mashup is Devil in the White City by Erik Larson. The chapters ingeniously alternate between the story of how the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair was built, and the true-life story of a sociopathic killer who used the Fair to prey on victims.

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    I had never even heard of Grahame-Smith’s novels when I started writing Godsmacked,  but I knew that I wanted to write the way I thought, and the way I think is a lot like the way Robin Williams does comedy. He jumps hilariously from one topic to the next on stage, and a big part of his standup routine is built around throwing very different characters together in silly, improbable ways. Grahame-Smith mashed historical characters with horror to come up with page-turning thrillers. For my novel, I happened to mash up Greek Mythology characters with Sci-fi fantasy, popular culture, and even lessons from Christianity, to come up with a satire that hopefully makes you laugh and sparks your imagination while it also inspires you to think about moral dilemmas.

    If this style sounds intriguing to you, then good! I can tell you that I had a lot of fun with it and I think you can, too. It makes the writing go faster, and it actually made me *gasp* look forward to the revision and editing process, because I was constantly looking for ways to make more and more plot connections between these very, very different constructs.

    So, how do you write a mashup? Well, it helps to start with two genres or two topics that you love. For example let’s take, oh… stamp collecting and police dramas. Put them together and you have a story about a serial-killing philatelist. Tag line: He makes stamp glue from his victims!! Okay, that may not be a best-seller, but you get the idea. If you don’t have two pet subjects that mesh together well, then find two that you are at least dying to research.

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    With this genre, research is key. Examine your topics exhaustively until you are almost an expert in them. You should do this not only because your readers deserve good, reliable information (they do), but also because when you do the investigating you may be surprised at how much the subjects are truly interrelated.

    Because you want to give your readers your best, I recommend that you go the extra mile in fact checking, too. Don’t be lazy. Use several reliable sources, and don’t just limit your background reading and research to the Internet.

    Finally, read other books and novels for inspiration. Read a lot. If you want people to love reading your book, you have to love reading books, too.

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    37. Comment on Your Story 58: Submit Now! by JoseCordova

    The prompt says “YOU come home…”, but can the story be written in the third person, with myself not necessarily being one of the characters?

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    38. This is How I Find Her -- Sara Polsky

    This is how i find herSixteen-year-old Sophie is used to her mother's ups and downs. When she's up, she's vibrant and giddy. She's spontaneous, loves ice cream for breakfast, works tirelessly on her art, throws her cares to the wind.

    When she's down, she barely speaks. She barely has the energy to move, let alone get out of bed. 

    Sophie has been taking care of things since she was eleven years old. Making sure her mother takes her meds, that she eats regularly, that the bills get paid, that her mother's social worker doesn't see any red flags.

    One day, she comes home to find that her mother has attempted suicide. She calls 911, her mother is rushed to the hospital, and Sophie goes to live with her extended family for the duration.

    Her ESTRANGED extended family.

    Pros:

    • Everything. I'm not being lazy! I really loved it, full stop. It's a sensitive, empathetic look at how bipolar disorder can affect a family; about the realities of living with depression; about how sometimes people cause more damage by trying to protect one another than by just being honest. It's about how a lack of communication and a difficulty in asking for help can make a hard situation that much harder; about misunderstandings, isolation, and about that moment of catharsis that comes when feelings that have been hidden for far too long are finally verbalized. It's about abandonment, and about how abandonment by a friend can just as painful as abandonment by family. It's about how you can intellectually understand why a person acts the way she does, but still get frustrated and angry, and about the guilt that comes out of that.

    Cons:

    • I've got nothing. It's a solid read across the board.

    Nutshell:

    It made me cry, but in a good way. If you like contemporaries that deal with meaty issues without being trite, didactic, or manipulative, here you go. I've added Sara Polsky to my list of Must Read Authors.

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    Source: ILLed through my library.

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    39. NYC Pizza-Themed Coffee Table Book On Kickstarter

    A group of New York City natives hope to raise $15,000 for their coffee table book, New York Pizza Project. The collaborators have visited more than 100 pizza shops throughout the five boroughs.

    The contents of the book will feature photographs, interviews, and stories. We’ve embedded a video about the project above. Here’s more from the Kickstarter page:

    “A few years ago, the five of us were sitting around eating pizza and talking about the pizza shops we grew up in. Aside from the always heated debate about the best slice in New York, we found ourselves reminiscing about the little things — the Icees, the orange booths, the pizza guy who never smiles — stuff like that. We started discussing the idea of a book that encapsulates all of those little things we love about New York City pizza.”

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    40. A Look at Setting in 2013 CCBC Data on Fiction by/about American Indians - US Publishers

    On March 17, 2014 I published my analysis of 14 books on the Cooperative Center or Children's Books (CCBC). The set I analyzed are those published by publishers located in the United States. My findings?

    • With one exception (Eric Gansworth's If I Ever Get Out of Here), the books major publishing houses put out are flawed in one way or another. 
    • With one exception (a book I could not get), the books small publishers put out are ones that I can--and do--recommend. 


    Today I am pointing to the time period for the books. In short, are they set in the past? Or are they set in the present?

    My findings? Of the 13 books I looked at (remember there are 14 total but I could not get one, which means 13 for this look at time period):

    When I looked at the set published by large publishers, I found:

    • Books set in the present: 1
    • Books set in the past: 5

    When I looked at the set published by small publishers, I found:

    • Books set in the present: 4
    • Books set in the past: 2
    • Books set in the future 1

    Another win, in other words for small publishers, for giving us books that portray American Indians as people of the present day.

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    41. It's live!! Cover Reveal: The Rift by Chris Howard + Giveaway (US/Canada)

     

    Hello, YABCers! We have another great cover reveal this week!

    Today we're super excited to reveal the cover for THE RIFT (ROOTLESS #2) by Chris Howard releasing on Arbor Day, April 25, 2014. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Chris:

     

    Hi there!
     
    YABC hosted the cover reveal for my debut novel, ROOTLESS, and now that the second book in the trilogy, THE RIFT, is almost available, we’ve decided to keep this tradition alive! I’m thrilled the book will soon be in the hands of readers, I’m thrilled about this cover, and I’m thrilled to be sharing it for the first time, right here…
     
    ~ Chris Howard (THE RIFT)
     

     

     

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    THE RIFT

    by Chris Howard
    Release date: April 25, 2014
     

    About the Book

    “There's a brilliant madness to this deadly post­apocalyptic world, filled with complex characters, shifting loyalties, and layers of mystery... a nonstop adventure” ­ Publishers Weekly, starred review of ROOTLESS
     
    Banyan was once a tree builder, creating scrap­metal forests for rich clients in a barren burned­out world. Now he's traded his scaffolds for lookouts, his tools for guns. On a stolen boat, surrounded by a mutinous crew, Banyan has escaped from Promise Island with the last living trees on earth, and he's desperate to smuggle them to safety.
     
    But powerful enemies are in pursuit, seeking to claim the trees for themselves. To reach a safe haven, Banyan will need the help of the pirate girl he loves, Alpha, his broken friend, Crow, and his troubled sister, Zee. Only together can they cross the mysterious molten wasteland of THE RIFT. And when Banyan discovers a new threat to Alpha's life, he fears he'll lose not only the trees they sacrificed so much to find, but the girl who inspires him and gives him hope.
     
    Howard's "gift for the phantasmagoric" (Kirkus) is on full display in this thrilling second book of the Rootless trilogy.
     

    b2ap3_thumbnail_chris_howard_pic_BW.jpgAbout the Author

    Before he wrote stories, Chris Howard wrote songs, studied natural resources management, worked for the National Park Service, and spent eight years leading wilderness adventure trips for high school students. He was born and raised in the UK, but now lives in Denver, CO, with his wife. He is the author of ROOTLESS.

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    • Three winners will receive a signed copy of ROOTLESS (ROOTLESS #1) or THE RIFT (ROOTLESS #2), winner's choice, plus some ROOTLESS bookmarks.
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    Entering is simple, just fill out the entry form below. Winners will be announced on this site and in our monthly newsletter (sign up now!) within 30 days after the giveaway ends.

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    42. Lois Lowry Appears in a Featurette Video For ‘The Giver’ Movie

    A new featurette for The Giver movie adaptation has been unleashed.

    Viewers will see Lois Lowry, the author behind this Newbery Medal-winning novel, talking about the questions she asked herself when she first conceived of the story. Besides Lowry’s appearance, the video embedded above also offers glimpses of Academy Award winner Jeff Bridges in the title role and Brenton Thwaites playing the lead protagonist Jonas.

    Here’s more from BuzzFeed: “An initial trailer was released a few weeks ago and viewers have been disconcerted by the fact that the trailer was entirely in color rather than black and white as in the novel. However, much to the pleasure of viewers, some of this new footage depicts the utopian (dystopian?) world of The Giver as it is in the novel: colorless.”

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    43. ‘The Fixed Trilogy’ Leads the Self-Published Bestsellers List

    fixedtrilogyThe Fixed Trilogy by Laurelin Paige continues to lead the Self-published Bestsellers List this week.

    To help GalleyCat readers discover self-published authors, we compile weekly lists of the top eBooks in three major marketplaces for self-published digital books: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Smashwords. You can read all the lists below, complete with links to each book.

    If you want more resources as an author, try our Free Sites to Promote Your eBook post, How To Sell Your Self-Published Book in Bookstores post and our How to Pitch Your Book to Online Outlets post.

    If you are an independent author looking for support, check out our free directory of people looking for writers groups. continued…

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    44. Comment on 2014 April PAD Challenge: Day 16 by Monique

    To An Old Friend

    It started at a salad bar
    And a book lying on the counter
    I knew you were friends with the book’s owner
    You promised to return it
    And waited with me while I waited for the bus



    For four years, you were the grandfather I never had
    I knew I could always sit with you
    I would laugh at your jokes
    And tell you about my day
    Thinking that things would never change



    Then you had to move away
    Around the same time I did
    We celebrated your birthday in the summer
    Then you moved north and I moved south
    Still thinking things would be okay



    It ended with a sleepless night
    I turned to my computer to find comfort
    Instead I find the worst news I could hear
    I found myself holding onto a rope
    Hanging over a deep dark pit



    I pushed my memories of you away
    Trying to hide from my sadness
    Wondering how no one else was crying
    I was in a dark tunnel
    Waiting for a train to hit me



    Finally, I found someone who would listen
    I let my tears out
    I found others who also missed you
    Embraced the hope that you were at peace
    And found happiness that pulled me from the pit



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    45. Trailer: If I Stay.

    Oh, my. THAT MOVIE IS GOING TO BE A SOBFEST.

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    46. Comment on 2014 April PAD Challenge: Day 15 by Funkomatic

    My heart, the maple tree
    Home to wrens in their afternoons
    Revel with chirping esprit
    My heart, the maple tree
    Still green though you’re absentee
    Knows too many winter tunes
    My heart, the maple tree
    Home to wrens in their afternoons.






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    47. Dave Eggers Has a New Book Coming Out in June

    51S96mxB5CL-1._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_National Book Award nominated author Dave Eggers has a surprise book coming out June 17th. The new book from Knopf is called Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever? 

    Amazon already has the book available for presale. Check it out:

    In a barracks on an abandoned military base, miles from the nearest road, Thomas watches as the man he has brought wakes up. Kev, a NASA astronaut, doesn’t recognize his captor, though Thomas remembers him. Kev cries for help. He pulls at his chain. But the ocean is close by, and nobody can hear him over the waves and wind. Thomas apologizes. He didn’t want to have to resort to this. But they really needed to have a conversation, and Kev didn’t answer his messages. And now, if Kev can just stop yelling, Thomas has a few questions.

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    48. Comment on 2014 April PAD Challenge: Day 16 by Emma Hine

    Angels Do Not Live In Graves

    She was so young,
    too young to see the passing of her short years.
    I was young too…
    Too young to feel the pain of true loss tears.
    Sweet sixteen, world at her feet…
    Who could have predicted
    before a husband,
    her maker she would meet?






    She was so young,
    young enough to capture the energy of life.
    I was young too…
    Young enough to follow where mischief was rife.
    Inseparable then, two friends sharing fun…
    Who could have predicted
    that so soon,
    two would become one?






    So young, and yet
    not so young to understand that she was not in her grave.
    So young, and yet
    old enough to let her spirit, for me, a new path to pave.
    After a while, I stopped visiting…
    Who could have predicted
    that no bones in the Earth,
    would ever respite bring?






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    49. Comment on 2014 April PAD Challenge: Day 14 by Andrea Heiberg

    Oh, yes, Ina. That’s the core of it. We, I, seldom know where our limits are.Thank you.

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    50. Hogwarts Online.

    So, am I the last person to realize that there is a fan-created Hogwarts website with actual online classes?

    If so, carry on, nothing to see here.

    (via Open Culture)

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