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I grew up one town over from Andy of Mayberrey in the dichotomous '60's. I was Private and Prep schooled but never but failed indoctrination and became an Organic Farmer. In 1980 I got sirened by the horns of Miles and Coltrane and moved to San Francisco to play free jazz sax. Right after 9-11 moved back East and got a Teaching Degree. Now I run mountains, play sax, write and teach Special Education.

Story: Yellow Chalk


Lisa Rose

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I enjoyed your story. Children almost always understand more than we give them credit for. It was entertaining the way you reached into the mind of the children. If you have the time please read my story, 'Drift Away' and leave a review to let me know if you liked it.


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I found this a powerful read. It reminded me of Saffron's "Incredibly Loud and Incredibly Close" because of the narrator's almost impossible maturity and understanding of the adult world that can only be explained by the perm "prodigy."

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