Tag: communication


Gnarled Oaks and Other Writing Cliches

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Every oak tree is gnarled. Sometimes, so are the faces and hands of old, white men with shocks of white hair. Every gentle wave is lapping upon the shore. Every mountain town is nestled in a valley, every chimney produces curled rings of smoke. Every politician is slick, every banker is soulless. Journalists are moral and hardworking. Teachers are worn out. Every woman is unsatisfied, every man is flippant. Mothers are worn out too, but fathers are emotionless. Every woman has jet-black tresses, and every day starts with bitter coffee (which might also be scorching) and ends with whiskey. Who drinks [...] Continue reading

3 Women

women

A fictional look at the many stories that we pile on top of our true selves in order to hide and protect the women we really are.

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