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When You Wish Upon a Star

“Tell me what it is!” “You have to take a bite to get another hint.” My four-year-old shoves a piece of chicken into his mouth.” “What is it?” he mumbles. “Swallow first so you don’t choke.” I can almost see his food falling down his throat like a cartoon character and nearly hear the gulp. “It’s big and red.” My…

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Red Race Car

Once upon a time there was a red and white race car. She was racing in a circle. She had to win a trophy with ice cream in it and a spoon. And then she had to race by the green race car. He was bad. And then she broke him into pieces! And then she won. And she ate…

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Magic Soap

    A white lace bra, matching panties, and black ankle socks come off one by one. I neatly fold and place them on the plain counter next to my many bottles of moisturizer, anti-wrinkle creams, face washes and other magic youth making soaps. Naked, I stand in front of the full-length bathroom mirror. “Disgusting,” I whisper to my reflection.…

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Why do Mothers Cry over the Past?

I never thought I would be the type of mother to cry when my son grew. I wanted to truly be in each and every moment, not worrying about the past or future in case I might miss something in the now. While pregnant each kick was a joy, but so was the aching back and tired toes. I knew…

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Ladybug Smelled Cheese

Once there was a little ladybug. She smelled cheese. Then she flyed and goed to get it. Super fast! And then she ate it. But it was stinky in her nose. Then she smelled it and then she fell down. And then she smelled bread. But it was it stinking out of her nose even bigger! And then she smelled nectar.…

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