Cat Hellisen

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Presumably a person, occasionally a table.

I write stories.

#tenfor2018 June Prompt, a tad delayed.

Yikes, May ended up being Not a Great Month for #tenfor2018, though I did get the start of a short story down. But that’s okay, no need to beat myself up, I still made words and I’ll finish it up this month.



We all have weeks (months, years) where things just don’t click. It’s fine, and maybe it’s a sign to shake things up like a kaleidoscope.



SO, I decided to do something different for June and sma Read more of this blog post »
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“No matter what the results, it is my choices that define me. And I will fight for them, even when it seems that failure is inevitable. Perhaps most especially then.”
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