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Assassination – Scene 3 (Draft 1)

Assassination – Scene 3 (Draft 1) Rough hands lifted David up and propelled him forward toward the smoking corpse of the immolated man – toward his own fate. He wanted to scream, to fight free, but shock and disbelief kept … Continue reading

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Assassination – Scene 2 (Draft 1)

Assassination – Scene 2 (Draft 1) My husband, David, was doing complimentary research at Jawaharlal Nehru Library in New Delhi. As a linguist, he worked with several translators on esoteric manuscripts dating back to the 16th century. I expected him … Continue reading

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Assassination – Scene 1 (Draft 1)

This is the opening scene from a story about my early life in India.  It’s the initial draft, and I’ll have to re-write many times before I’m satisfied. If anyone here can help with critical comments, I’ll be most grateful.  … Continue reading

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“Comfortably Numb”

It started off quiet. Small. Like a fire that’s kindling in a corner. A small breeze delivers it the life-giving breathe needed to birth a flame. Small still. Growing. I sat up in my bed to listen more attentively. Five. … Continue reading

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A Special Teacher

Miss Fincham, Freda Fincham was my class teacher at St Joseph’s Primary School, which I attended when I was 10 years’ old.  She was tall, lanky and gangly, her limbs mobile and appeared not to fit her body.  She had … Continue reading

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“Hey Jude”

“Hey Jude” – the sound for me of London in the swinging sixties.  I’m not sure why that particular song should evoke memories of those carefree days but every time I hear it I can picture myself back there with … Continue reading

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The Song I Wish I Could have Sung

The Song I Wish I Could have Sung When my senior year in high school came around and I was able to go back to school, I was changed in so many ways that one person could ever imagine being … Continue reading

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A Grandfather’s Touch

Hello I am new to the course and I am trying to write a Memoir about a very tragic time in my life please read my writing from lesson 1 and provide feedback.     It all started with a … Continue reading

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Three Times a Lady (pls comment) Lesson 1 Exercise

Pls note: written in British English – hence spelling you may not recognise if you are from the USA. This memoir feels like the speed version and could definitely be filled out…but…it’s my first attempt, so I hope to have … Continue reading

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Song–Seasons Change (Expose) by Christine C.

    Writing Exercise Introduction: Reflections of a Song—“Seasons Change” by Expose  As I gaze at the sunset colored foliage on the tree that borders the side street of my college dorm building, I sense the winds of change blowing … Continue reading

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