Category Archives: small town

What’s a Princess Anyway?


When I was really little, I studied Disney cartoons with a fierce curiosity. Convinced that they contained within them the secret to becoming a princess, I watched them religiously. I determined that the only true qualification (besides being born into royalty … Continue reading

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Chicago, the Less Windy City


After traveling to Chicago in what the locals assured me was an unseasonably warm week (guess I brought New Mexico with me) I’ve decided we should petition Chicago to change it’s nickname to The-Not-Quite-as-windy-as-New-Mexico city. Seems fair enough. All in … Continue reading

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Overheard: Small Town, Big Chain Bookstore


I went to the chiropractor today, and he ran electrodes through me; therefore, I’m fairly certain I’m now a mutant. My latent powers will show up any day and so will Professor X. That’s why I feel perfectly justified eavesdropping … Continue reading

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Someone’s Babydoll


When I was a wee little child, everyone called me Babydoll. I looked sort of like a cabbage patch doll with rounded, dimply cheeks, big eyes, and an easy grin with those two teeth in the front. I had curly … Continue reading

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Lie to me, Please


I live a lie. “What’s  your name?” he shouted over the crowd and the rap beat, bumping up through the soles of our feet and rattling our rib cages. “Uh, Lucy.” I answer with a coy smile. “Like in the … Continue reading

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I Should be Blank but I’m Blanking Instead


Today’s title could also be “Story of My Life.” I’m so awesome at procrastinating that I get up early to do it. Doing things I didn’t HAVE to do and feeling guilty about it became such a part of my … Continue reading

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