Monthly Archives: July 2014

  1. Redefining Dominion (Fiction)

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    July 31, 2014 by Melanie L.

    “Your husband passed out at the bar. Can you come pick him up?” the bartender asked.   “Oh, and be sure …
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  2. “Courage” (Fiction)

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    July 22, 2014 by Melanie L.

    “Wait. R.E.M. and waking stages combine? Sleep paralysis invades while supine causing visions of strangulating hags or threatening assailants while …
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  3. Discarded

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    July 15, 2014 by Melanie L.

    I, lovestruck, swooned upon receipt. He even remembered my favorites! But, I tossed them all, including those two-toned roses. They should …
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  4. Stuck on Stupid

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    July 10, 2014 by Melanie L.

    Once upon a time, before I was married and then divorced, I had an online dating profile.  My dad had …
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  5. When Cancer Whispers Down the Lane

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    July 8, 2014 by Melanie L.

    “Are you sitting down?” Four little words each one of which is innocent enough to be found in children’s beginner …
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  6. Independence

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    July 6, 2014 by Melanie L.

    One half a queen gained. One pillow reclaimed. Two bedrooms shed along with three dressers, a title, and winner of …
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  7. A Birthday to End All Birthdays

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    July 5, 2014 by Melanie L.

    I woke startled by the unfamiliar surroundings. Panic set in as my heart quickly outpaced my racing mind. I peered …
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Melanie L.

Melanie L.

I'm a happily re-married, full-time lawyer, and full-time mom raising two adorable vilde chayas (Yiddish: wild things) named Monkey and Peanut (not their real names!). I am often seen in public counting to three. In addition to parenting and writing, I also love photography, cosmology, evolutionary anthropology, and all things Israel.

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