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I took some painting classes in college, just so I could walk around the studio and see what everyone else had on their easel. And when I had something good going, I daydreamed about all the other students walking around, looking at my easel.

Let’s all share our easels. 

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A Memoir in 3rd Person

Feedback Requested Give me your first reaction: Did you read the whole thing? Did you laugh or scratch your head or ...?, Tell me what's working and what can be improved, What is the crux of this piece for you?, Suggest places to publish Andy Tran's Draft Margot was...

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Revisiting “Let It Bed” by Arnaldo Baptista

Feedback Requested Give me your first reaction: Did you read the whole thing? Did you laugh or scratch your head or ...?, Offer your favorite line(s), What is the crux of this piece for you? Yosh's Draft This is a free-write; I gave myself nine minutes and wrote. Here...

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Apologetics

Feedback Requested Give me your first reaction: Did you read the whole thing? Did you laugh or scratch your head or ...?, Tell me what's working and what can be improved Amy McD's Draft I’m sorry but part of me kind of loves this hard  rain that’s created hazards and...

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The Space Between Winter and Spring

Feedback Requested Kim's Draft (Just Listen) Wet sandy footsteps, like crunchy cereal underfoot, heading out through the alley. A clucking chicken, representing the brood, only mildly alarmed. Gurgling water on the other side of a too-tall fence; I imagine a fountain....

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One Last Thing

Feedback Requested Kim Silva's Draft (I really had trouble with the idea of "unreliable narrator" in this...probably because of the topic I chose.  There is a lie here, and I really only left one clue!  Note, too, that while the topic seems heavy, there was a great...

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Four truths and a lie

Feedback Requested Give me your first reaction: Did you read the whole thing? Did you laugh or scratch your head or ...?, Offer your favorite line(s), Tell me what's working and what can be improved FF's Draft This is a letter written to a lobster where I am...

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If You Are to Know Me, Part 1

Feedback Requested Kim Silva's Draft (The Power of Repetition, Part 2: Haves and Have No(t)s) I should tell you, my beautiful son, that one of your greatest gifts to me is your clear-eyed desire to know me deeply.  I came to understand that showing you honors the gift...

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Locksley Lane

Feedback Requested Kim Silva's Draft (The Power of Repetition, Part I) I remember about ten specific points in time that paint the broad strokes of my youth. Times I can still see and taste and smell, never needing to remember the rest with much specificity.  I...

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What is it to be a woman?

Feedback Requested Give me your first reaction: Did you read the whole thing? Did you laugh or scratch your head or ...? Alexandra Gromova's Draft What is it to be a woman? It’s being emotional, it’s being perverse, rejective, turbulent, but fragile, it’s being...

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for Minnesota: epistolary poem no. 5

Feedback Requested Give me your first reaction: Did you read the whole thing? Did you laugh or scratch your head or ...?, Tell me what's working and what can be improved, What is the crux of this piece for you?, Suggest places to publish Andy Tran's Draft I have a...

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