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He Never Misses A Beat

I turned my back on them, forced my feet to move, and fought the tears that threatened to spill. My heart begged me to turn around, but my head knew I couldn’t. I walked on. The tears refused to cooperate, and I quickly wiped my eyes. Please don’t let them know. Please don’t let them…

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Victim Impact Panel

“I’m not sure I’m in the right place,” I voiced to the guard at the x-ray machine. “Is this where the Victim Impact Panel meets? I’m looking for Sam.” He held out his hand. “Hand me your purse.” I swallowed the lump in my throat, relinquished my purse, and stepped through the x-ray machine. “Upstairs…

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All Authority – Book Review

Regardless of position or title, we all answer to authority figures. The question is, who reigns as supreme authority? Those at the top of the ladder—including kings, presidents, and other leaders—may boast of their authority, but their reign is temporary. There is always an end point. History confirms that kings are overthrown or a health…

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Her Name Is Megan

Her name is Megan. I should know her. She should be in my science class. Every school day I should hear her voice, collect her homework, ask her questions, and see her interact with classmates. But I won’t. Megan’s laughter should ring in the hallways. But it doesn’t. It never will. Why? Because ten years…

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I Blame the Biscuits!

I Blame the Biscuits! by Jill Printzenhoff The recipe title gave me pause and required a bit of internal questioning before proceeding. Slap Your Brains Out Biscuits. Do I really want to voluntarily bake something that could cause me bodily harm? It’s one thing to be injured accidentally, but quite another to willingly partake in…