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As an instructor of developmental English at a local community college, I share my passion for writing with my students every day. But, I rarely share my own writing with the world. Writing has always been my escape and the way I can express myself when I can't speak the words to say what I think and how I feel. I believe writing can be as effective as any therapy.

Story: Please Help Me Save My Baby



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I thought it was a bit slow at first, but I got into it and enjoyed it. It was well put together. I liked the examples of the kids- they were hilarious! I want to hazard a guess that some of the things they said are similar to actual things you've heard in your line of work? It's a great plot, although I didn't get as emotionally involved as I would have liked. Maybe if there was more dialogue - even in flashback- as opposed to introspection? Just maybe. This line: And two years later, Beth still felt as torn as she had two years ago. It might work better as: And two years later, Beth still felt as torn as she had when they had begun. Great work, though, moving concept!

Little Savage

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I enjoyed your story, Beth. I agree with the haunting description and the well written part. I bet you have many fine stories in the closet. Thanks for sharing. Please do stop by my story "Please don't Run That Way!" if you have a chance. I would love your opinion.

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Some of the best writing on emotional conflict I've ever read. Well done! Bravo! From your keyboard to God's ears...

Lisa Rose

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Sometimes it is just weird the way the world is, but I have to believe that everything happens for a reason and everything has consequences, if not there would be no reason for hope. I enjoyed reading your story. If you have the time, please read my story, 'Drift Away' and leave a review to let me know if you liked it.

Bryan W Oliver

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This is well written. I think most people can relate to that feeling of 'why do the idiots all get children when good people out there would love to have one' Good luck. If you have time could you give me a review?

Bruce N.

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Wow is all I can say. Lots going on here. And I know it was spoken from the heart.


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A poignant, raw examination of the hidden internal landscape of a woman in a helping profession who is struggling to find help of her own. Well-written, sharp, and moving.


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Beth's story is hauntingly well-written and touching.

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