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My name is Caren; I was born an identical twin in a small rural town in Iowa; I live in the country; roosters wake me up. They are not my own roosters, but live behind me, and are eager to be helpful.  I am an artist, a cartoonist, a painter, a poet, a writer, and a game-player. When I was younger I knew all kinds of card games. When my children were small, I played many board games. They stopped playing with me when they realized if I was losing, I would diminish my age, turn younger than them, and throw the board.  I was once addicted to resale, and yard sale shopping. Every time I think I have broken myself of that habit, I have a relapse and drag home bags and boxes of other people's junk that I think I will someday use. More often than not, these found items end up recycled in other junk shops or recycle bins after I did not use them at all.  I'm an elementary school counselor, which means I teach children about respect, responsibility, and how to love each other and make friends. I love my life; I have been with the same man for 50 years, and our home is saturated with my paintings of booby women, because I love to draw and paint them and my husband loves me. I have three daughters, two sons-in-law, six granddaughters, and four grandsons, so my cup is full and happy.


If You Have a Mind to Read a Short Story

Blog Posted:8/30/2019 7:00:00 AM

If you feel like reading a short story today, I wrote one yesterday called You Will Need a Partner. It is a memory I have of fifth grade, and it was a lot of fun to write. Have a marvelous Friday, and know that this is about being a writer, and knowing you are a writer at the age of ten or younger.

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Date: 8/30/2019 5:46:00 PM
that was really good writing, Caren. As I said over at the story, that is MY kind of short story!!! The student who already knows how to do the stuff the teacher is droning on and on about . Such a clever idea.
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Date: 8/30/2019 4:52:00 PM
i'll see if I can, Caren. As long as it is a "short" short story!! I have taken to reading short stories of Stephen King while at the gym doing that horribly hot sauna. I really wish I had a sauna of my own so I could keep working on getting poison out of my body. I have learned that it's very healthy to do saunas every single day. If only I were rich!! (hmmm, I think I will go track down your story right now)
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Date: 8/30/2019 2:56:00 PM
I don't have a brain but I'll attempt anyway
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Date: 8/30/2019 7:09:00 AM
What a delight to read, Caren! You had me daydreaming right there with you :) Thanks for sharing your childhood memory with us! ~Mark
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