Alysha Speer

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Missoula, Montana, The United States

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I live in Ohio with my wife and two children. We have dogs, cats, and a hedgehog! I am a musician, a training makeup artist, and a part-time working mom.

Average rating: 4.25 · 12 ratings · 3 reviews · 1 distinct work
Sharden (Body of Blades #1)

4.25 avg rating — 12 ratings — published 2009
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Poetry: Everything (Literature & Fiction)
17 chapters   —   updated Jun 17, 2011 01:03AM
Description: Copyright © 2011 Alysha Speer Ltd. All rights reserved.
Mystery in Mistead (Mystery & Thrillers)
1 chapters   —   updated Feb 03, 2011 03:01PM
Description: Copyright © 2011 Alysha Speer Ltd. All rights reserved. I had to write a 7-page mystery for my English class. I thought it was hilariously pathetic :P If you want to catch a creeped-out laugh, here it is. Haha.
Don't Be Emo (Poetry)
1 chapters   —   updated Dec 17, 2010 11:04AM
Description: I had a friend who started to make a mistake, a mistake just like I did, so I wrote her a poem anonymously. In the end, I didn't have to give it to her. But I thought I'd post it on here anyway. Copyright © 2009 Alysha Speer Ltd. All rights reserved.
British Slang (Entertainment)
1 chapters   —   updated Dec 17, 2010 11:04AM
Description: An assignment I had in history last year, I had to write a short story and use as many British slang words as I could. Copyright © 2009 Alysha Speer Ltd. All rights reserved.
My Wedding Day (Romance)
1 chapters   —   updated Mar 29, 2010 04:32PM
Description: Michelle and her new hub Anthony are headed on their honeymoon to Hawaii but everything, I mean everything goes wrong. Turns out Michelle looses her true love. Copyright © 2009 Alysha Speer Ltd. All rights reserved.
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“Depression weighs you down like a rock in a river. You don't stand a chance. You can fight and pray and hope you have the strength to swim, but sometimes, you have to let yourself sink. Because you'll never know true happiness until someone or something pulls you back out of that river--and you'll never believe it until you realize it was you, yourself who saved you.”
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“Laugh, even when you feel too sick or too worn out or tired.
Smile, even when you're trying not to cry and the tears are blurring your vision.
Sing, even when people stare at you and tell you your voice is crappy.
Trust, even when your heart begs you not to.
Twirl, even when your mind makes no sense of what you see.
Frolick, even when you are made fun of. Kiss, even when others are watching. Sleep, even when you're afraid of what the dreams might bring.
Run, even when it feels like you can't run any more.
And, always, remember, even when the memories pinch your heart. Because the pain of all your experience is what makes you the person you are now. And without your experience---you are an empty page, a blank notebook, a missing lyric. What makes you brave is your willingness to live through your terrible life and hold your head up high the next day. So don't live life in fear. Because you are stronger now, after all the crap has happened, than you ever were back before it started.”
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“Life is painful and messed up. It gets complicated at the worst of times, and sometimes you have no idea where to go or what to do. Lots of times people just let themselves get lost, dropping into a wide open, huge abyss. But that's why we have to keep trying. We have to push through all that hurts us, work past all our memories that are haunting us. Sometimes the things that hurt us are the things that make us strongest. A life without experience, in my opinion, is no life at all. And that's why I tell everyone that, even when it hurts, never stop yourself from living.”
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“Love is hard to find, hard to keep, and hard to forget.”
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“Writing is a way of talking without being interrupted.”
Jules Renard

“There is neither happiness nor misery in the world; there is only the comparison of one state with another, nothing more. He who has felt the deepest grief is best able to experience supreme happiness. We must have felt what it is to die, Morrel, that we may appreciate the enjoyments of life.
" Live, then, and be happy, beloved children of my heart, and never forget, that until the day God will deign to reveal the future to man, all human wisdom is contained in these two words, 'Wait and Hope.”
Alexandre Dumas

“Isn't it funny how the memories you cherish before a breakup can become your worst enemies afterwards? The thoughts you loved to think about, the memories you wanted to hold up to the light and view from every angle--it suddenly seems a lot safer to lock them in a box, far from the light of day and throw away the key. It's not an act of bitterness. It's an act if self-preservation. It's not always a bad idea to stay behind the window and look out at life instead, is it?”
Allyson Braithwaite Condie, First Day

“Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.”

“Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.”
Anne Frank

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