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[poetry] young thorn

Hi, it’s been a long time. Here’s a tidbit from some morning thoughts. Young Thorn pink fire like the bloom, sharp color pricking the eyes, a fresh, brilliant red, a dangerous blade of self defense, hotheaded, eager for the fight; young thorn.

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Corissa’s 2018 Reading List

Despite the fact that I managed to move, purchase a home with my husband, and survive not one but four family visits in 2018, I also managed to read! I don’t know how it happened. It all started with some Ursula LeGuin books in the early winter of the new year, thanks to my lifelong friend Hannah, and went from…

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A Milestone Met

Dear friends and readers, August was a long month, and yet somehow it has nearly disappeared already. It was a big month for me. I did something I’ve never done before in my entire life: I sent a book manuscript to a publisher. Granted, the statistics on any author’s very first manuscript making its way from writer to slush pile…

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My One Year Anniversary with Women Write About Comics

Dear friends and readers, Throughout my adult life, I have found joy in volunteering for different nonprofits. This has included giving tours of Portland, Maine’s oldest cemetery, being a foster cat mom, being a trainwoman on the Portland Narrow Gauge Railroad, working at the library bookstore, and teaching computers to seniors. There is something satisfying to me in spending my…

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Writing Recap 2017

National Novel Writing Month was not easy for me this year, but somehow I scraped past 50,000 words on November 29th, the day before it was all “over.” Of course, it’s not really over for me, and it won’t be this time for a while. This new novel I’m working on, Red Planet, feels different from the others that I’ve worked…

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