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Nice to meet you.

great expectations.

writing has been sparse lately. thinking has been full bore. so many beginnings unfinished…stillborn. and tears. plenty of tears – at least for me who doesn’t typically “do” crying. I even played a few rounds of solitaire the other morning…and flashed … Continue reading

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Identity Theft

Too soon after this picture was taken, I was raped. Raped for the first time by a friend of my mother’s and not the last time one of her friends found their way into my person. Such an act has … Continue reading

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Biffed. Blindsided. Bamboozled.

Or “Why ‘Searching for the North Star’” I am not a weak woman nor am I a woman who values ease above all else. But this last season has undone my faith. After an invisible and feral childhood -accessed easily … Continue reading

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About me & the search for the north star

Hi. My name is Allie. Recently, after an unexpected and crushing betrayal, I returned to Manhappiness, Kansas, to start afresh. Anew. What choice do we have when the gravity of life escapes and we are left floating in the cold … Continue reading

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