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The Perfect Surprise

Blindfolded, with kids laughing around her, she won't see it coming, they had made sure of it. "Now or never," the moment had come, it would change their family forever -there was no going back. Slowly she reached behind her, made sure nobody was watching. The last thing they needed was a witness. Finally, the… Continue reading The Perfect Surprise

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What it takes to be a big girl

30 minutes swimming in the deep end and a jump from the 3-meter diving board, that's all she had to do. Iris looked down on her bathing suit and touched the little white patch with her wet fingers. This one, THE FREISCHWIMMER (Free Swimmer,) had been easy, only 15 minutes of swimming and a small jump. But… Continue reading What it takes to be a big girl

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Lesson Learned

"If you think it can't get worse," Petula sighed with a heavy heart.  "Com' on, it's not that bad. Somehow we'll always make it work," Clark tried to cheer her up. "I don't want to be here," Petula sounded like a spoiled child. "I want to be in the next picture."  "It's not up to… Continue reading Lesson Learned

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Into the Spotlight

Just a few feet away there is life. I can hear people talk, there is laughter. One small step is all it takes -but I am afraid. How will they treat me? Will they be kind and understanding or cruel perhaps even turn away from me? Being different is tough, always has been. Times have… Continue reading Into the Spotlight

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Bad Puppet!

Perhaps it's the same with us. We are puppets on a string, reacting and acting the way we are supposed to. Functioning day in, day out. We play a role in the theater of life and we never dispute our part. Cutting the strings will set us free, yet we fear the freedom it will bring.… Continue reading Bad Puppet!

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Soon

A simple reminder that better times will come. Old, forgotten music instruments can be seen everywhere. A sign of the resistance -a rebellion they didn't expect. One day they came, and took it all away, it was part of their plan to make us glorious again. The world turned dark, the music stopped, the laughter died.… Continue reading Soon

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Let’s Play!

"It belongs to a witch," Sebastian whispered. She could hear them through the open window and she smiled when she looked outside. A stray cat had borrowed her Vespa for a nap. No wonder the kid's imagination run wild. "All witches have black cats," Jaden explained with a shaky voice. "We are going to wait… Continue reading Let’s Play!