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OPEN ME’ THUNDER

I write in many voices. I speak in my own – not much there. I used to call writing the same as speaking, but they’re not the same. You get to edit what you write before you present it. Speaking doesn’t allow for that, unless you write out a draft first, which many of course […]

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BIASED TITLES – day 13

FIVE DAYS IN MARCH DAY 13 Ivanka Trump slammed after sharing photos from family vacation: ‘Shame on you’ Sharon Lee Davies-Tight 22 April 2019 Ivanka Trump slammed after sharing photos from family vacation: ‘Shame on you’ At least she’s not using her kids as human shields to get into a country illegally. Nor is she […]

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Own Your Truth – day 12

FIVE DAYS IN MARCH DAY 12 Open your truth. Have a look around; make your decisions from what you discover. Be the first or the last to take that trip. It doesn’t matter where you are in the pack – only that you’re in it. Fresh eyes won’t necessarily be your own, but fresh eyes […]

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THE INTERVIEW FLIP – day 11

FIVE DAYS IN MARCH DAY 11 Who do you work for? No one. I work on my own. You’re self-employed? Guess you could say I employ myself. But you’re self-employed? Right? You mean legally? Is there such a thing? Sure. What are the rules? IRS rules. Oh well. I don’t pay myself. I can’t afford […]

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Call Me What?

You can call me anything you want, but I’m the realist writer there ever was. And yes, I can change my own grammar. The usage of words is what it’s about. And I’m using the words as I see fit for the occasion.  

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CLIMATE CHANGE REVISITED – day 1

FIVE DAYS IN MARCH DAY 1 It’s the climate. If a small difference in climate can change the quality of the wine, imagine what it can do to the human. Imagine what it can do to the quality of the entire planet and all existing on it. I’ve been looking all over the internet for […]

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A SOUL OPENER IS THIS: – day 2

FIVE DAYS IN MARCH DAY 2 My mother once said to me, “Never be ashamed of your religion”. I thought to myself, “or afraid of it”. Your viewing audience says to themselves, what’s she/he mean by that? Or, what’s he/she saying? The soul door opens only if the viewer leans into the door. When they […]

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THE BOOK BURNING – day 3

FIVE DAYS IN MARCH DAY 3 Remember the burning of the book that you were so interested in? An Asian woman sitting behind me at a Jewish play said, “She burned the book. We’re not interested in her anymore. We wanted the book.” Out in full view, in the long driveway, sat a fifty-five gallon […]

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HUGGING – day 4

FIVE DAYS IN MARCH DAY 4 My evolution from not wanting somebody to hug me or even tap me during a conversation – except family – to initiating the hug to overcome some ridiculous rule, that probably somebody else made for me. The fear of strangers that our mothers make us be. Fathers too. Hindsight […]

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SKATING OVER WORDS – day 5

FIVE DAYS IN MARCH DAY 5 Stop recreating the past. Create the future by writing about the present. The past is gone. Random ties everything together. Does it really matter? There’s too much detailed history in many articles I read – even too much detailed account in one current happening. Unless you’re trying to change […]

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RAW MATERIAL – day 6

FIVE DAYS IN MARCH DAY 6 Raw material is necessary to build the foundation upon which I form my final conclusions. To the writers and speakers of the world, use your raw material as a foundation to polish the thought. Don’t feel compelled to publish or speak everything that’s in your bank of ideas. Not […]

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A ROLLING SENTENCE. AN EXAMPLE – day 7

FIVE DAYS IN MARCH DAY 7 “A natural born molester of the innards, he relishes getting his creepy little fingers straight into the belly, that which should be the private space of all creatures, he invades, laughing all the while, like the devil he chose to be, sucking up the blood with his thirsty, vengeful […]

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WHY SAY 5 INSTEAD OF 8 – day 8

FIVE DAYS IN MARCH DAY 8 It’s always a good idea to give a little more than you promised. Never short-change your reader. Not “the” reader. “Your” reader. You’ve been a pleasure and a pain in the neck. Always be honest absent brutal. ~ Sharon Lee Davies-Tight  

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A GAME CHANGER – day 9

FIVE DAYS IN MARCH DAY 9 You made me listen by terrorizing me in my own home, out on the street where I live, the restaurants where I eat, and at the stores where I shop. This is my response: You barbaric pieces of African Dung. We want equal time. choke choke choke Those dead […]

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THE SOUL IS THE GUTTER – day 10

FIVE DAYS IN MARCH DAY 10 I don’t care if the group survives. I don’t care about groups or following the leader. All leaders are flawed. They just don’t care if they’re flawed and seemingly neither do their followers, because they’re flawed too. The difference lies in the followers caring about their own flaws yet […]