Tag Archives: Weekly writing challenge

  1. Open Love Letter to My Forever Friend (2015 Edition)

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    August 24, 2015 by Melanie L.

    Dear Ali, It’s our birthday month, August, again; the fourth since you’ve been gone.  I used to send you a birthday …
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  2. Thank You, Abe

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    November 26, 2014 by Melanie L.

    I can’t think of a better time to reflect on my immigrant great-grandparents, the sacrifices they made, and the resulting …
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  3. Reign of Fear

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    November 17, 2014 by Melanie L.

    Rainbows over arid land gave credence to His promise never again to flood the peaks. Mankind proliferated. But, infected floodwater …
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  4. My Night With a Muppet and Other Mishegas

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    September 24, 2014 by Melanie L.

    When I was a young child, somewhere near the age of six, I scared the crap out of my mom.  …
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  5. Labor Day Reflections on the Toughest Job

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    September 3, 2014 by Melanie L.

    Twenty-one years ago, my boss, the assistant manager at CVS/Pharmacy store #813, expected me to come to work everyday with a …
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  6. Summer Beckoned

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    August 5, 2014 by Melanie L.

    Summer beckoned. Outside we bounded. “Avoid the cornfield!” Mom hounded. Heather we joined. Others we summoned, including the boys. Kickball ensued …
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  7. 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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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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