Category Archives: relationships

Don’t Be a Shunner

I am fortunate in that I have been on the other side of the Shun and I see how the join-up system works. This is the story: Continue reading

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Breakfast Plates, and Slates

My boyfriend made me this special pancake this morning. He claims it just appeared. “It’s a sign!” I screeched, running for the phone. “Hurry up!” he yelled. “It’s gonna burn!” Native Americans believed that eating the heart of something would … Continue reading

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How To Say Goodbye – With Cats

My best friend is dying. We met in 1989, and became daily companions. But after 8 years I had moved away, and we had seen each other sporadically thereafter.  Now that the cancer is taking its toll, of course, I wish I had put … Continue reading

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The Sleeping Lion — Waking Up to Change

Back in 1990 I decided to write a science fiction story called, “The Sleeping Lion” based on an idea that I had.  The story is about a young woman named Kelly who lives with an abusive boyfriend.  She escapes for … Continue reading

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