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Delete or reply?

Delete or reply?

How one word can pierce your soul it shows up in her world unexpectedly and emphasises all that was and is or is not it echoes within the cavities of her longing bounces up the walls around her heart two letters, not even spoken not even hand written the impact is huge modern technology can be a curse she whispers as her finger lingers between 2 options delete or reply reply or delete reply and delete but than it will…

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Moon? Is our Longing Shallow?

Moon? Is our Longing Shallow?

Moon, you are in an endless drama of chasing your partner the sun day after night after day, your story does not have a happy ending? And as for me, it makes me so sad, that something that was supposed to be intimate, turned out to be so shallow. Tell me moon, are all fairy tales shallow? Or better, don’t answer that! Your answer will probably ruin my love for a good story and with that my existence as a…

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There are many more like him

There are many more like him

As her journey continues she realises that he is everywhere even physically bold head strong arms deep brown eyes flat nose He is all around her he is the pool-boy the guard at the mall the barber sitting outside his venue waiting for customers he is the dive instructor the hotel maintenance man the man sitting in a cafe watching the world pass by when eyes lock for a brief second before she turns away her head showing nothing but…

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The Void and the Dog

The Void and the Dog

There is a void in my chest. A big, dark, empty hollow space, where once love abided. It feels strangely quiet this place, that, not so long ago, was filled with light, joy, butterflies, rainbows, is now abandoned. 
Disappointment came and emptied it, distrust redecorated the walls with sadness. And as time goes by the patterns of the wall paper will fade. It always does, but it may take a while. I see a couple walking the white sand beach…

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Become a Freelance Writer in 7 Steps

Become a Freelance Writer in 7 Steps

So you are dreaming of spending more time behind your computer or laptop? Picturing yourself on remote locations writing while travelling and sitting on fancy terraces in upscale places like Paris or Milano staring at your iPad to find that inspirational opening line for your first novel, your blog that makes you enough money to pick any plane at the airport and even go there by taxi? You have some dreams! Let me tell you: if you are in a…

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Bloggers and the Art of Storytelling

Bloggers and the Art of Storytelling

Every article published, every blog post uploaded, is a story told. As a blogger you are also a story teller. And the better you tell a story the more followers you will get. Storytelling is part of life. Everybody has a story to tell. Your great grandparents, grandparents and parents and even your children tell stories. Memories, family anecdotes, daily life in the past and present. As a blogger you should master the art of capturing the spoken word and…

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How to set your Freelance Writing Rates

How to set your Freelance Writing Rates

I do not know about you, but I struggle my way through my hourly rate as a writer. Up till recently I charged either per word or per article and it didn’t cover the cost of research and such. All the administrative duties that come with running a business and all the unpaid hours e-mailing prospects just made it difficult to keep track with my bills. In the process of determining my rate I look around on the internet, freelance…

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