Re-Blog: Elegy for a Drowned Girl

Exquisitely painful and beautiful. For a moment, echoes over the ocean sound your obituary — these jagged cliffs are your gravestones, and perhaps the algae the rolling waves offer to the shoreline is the water’s apology. For sending your casket deep into the corals. For seasoning the ocean salty with your panic. For surging your […]

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A Beautiful Mess

Originally posted on Life With Jackie:
She was a beautiful mess of contradictions. Happy yet sad — poised yet anxious. Content but yearning for change. She was on the verge of something great without a clue as to what that might be. A stranger to her own soul — no idea who she was or…

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Was Mary a Virgin?

Originally posted on Mitch Teemley:
My first semester of college I took a lecture hall class called Folklore and Mythology from Dr. Glickman, a rock star educator if there ever was one. At the start of each session, 350 students would hush as Dr. G entered, wind from nowhere ruffling his graying fringe. “A myth…

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Christmas Wishes

Originally posted on Life With Jackie:
“What would you wish for If Christmas wishes came true?” Her lips curved in that slow, sexy smile that always made his heart skip a beat. “You mean besides peace on earth and a cure for cancer?” For the first time, he noted the hint of laugh lines that…

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