What's Wrong With Me?

My pores are too big.  I am certain of this because I saw a television commercial for some concoction that will make them appear to be smaller.  I have a personal list of my complexion flaws:  wrinkles; age spots; rosacea; lips that are forever dry; eyebrows…overplucked in my teenage years and never…

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All I Want For Christmas

I had song lyrics in my head driving home from a week-early celebration with my family, but I realized it was a bit too much like “All I Want For Christmas Is You” which I believe Mariah Carey had a hit with a few years ago. Mine went something like…

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70 Years of "In love" – Give me a break

70 Years Of Love  “Couple married during war and never stopped being in love” This is the kind of magazine headline and teaser that drives me crazy.  Never stopped being in love?  I don’t buy it.  If they’ve been together for 70 years, I know there were times when they…

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I Don't Know Him But I Think I Love Him

I never Tweet.  Mostly because I don’t understand Twitter.  I haven’t read my Dummies for Twitter book even though I’ve had it for a year.  Besides, who has the time?  Between writing fiction, song lyrics, the occasional poem, keeping up with e-mail, working a day job, life in general, and…

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Skydiving

The first time I saw skydivers I was a kid growing up in rural Illinois.  They looked like they were dropping from the sky into the cornfields.  I don’t know where they actually landed, but that’s when I first decided I wanted to do that, too. Fast forward about forty-five years…

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Me and Justin and Matt

Last spring at the coffee store where I’d been working for a couple of months, I noticed a regular customer named Justin. Tall, good-looking, polite. He always ordered the same thing, one of those sweet espresso beverages with whipped cream. One day my coworker Kristen said, “Do you know who…

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Picky Reader Honked Off

I grew up in a household without a lot of money or luxury and learned early on to feed my reading addiction through the public library. I have a Kindle and occasionally I purchase books in digital format (usually when I have a gift certificate) but I still often seek…

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The One

The One – Chapter One Spending the summer pressed up against a ten really messed with my self-esteem. Try it sometime. Tens think they’re perfect, like they’re worth so much more than me and others like me. It’s the story of my life. I’ve been used. Abused. Forgotten. Ignored. I…

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In Katy’s Place

In Katy’s Place A Short Story Copyright 7/21/13 by Barbara Meyers “Katy?” Cassie Emerson whispered in disbelief. “Is that really you?” Katy Robbins laughed, the sound somewhere between a hearty guffaw and a delicate tinkling bell. Cassie hadn’t heard Katy laugh in over fifteen years. She’d missed it so much.…

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Barbara Meyers, Author – August 2013 Newsletter

Check out my guest blog (Am I Having Fun Yet?) on author Tina Donahue’s web site here: http://www.tinadonahue.com/blog/ My story, “Katy’s Place” appears in the Novelists, Inc. anthology entitled I NEVER THOUGHT I’D SEE YOU AGAIN, now on sale in print and digital formats. Buy links are here: http://www.thestoryplant.com/i-never-thought-i-d-see-you-again.html Tomorrow…

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