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My poem “Sideshow” as a short film.

It’s amazing, actually–I’ve wanted this poem to be a film for a while. A couple of years ago, when I needed to create a video as a finalist for the Write Bloody contest, “Sideshow” was the poem I thought I … Continue reading

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Consolidation.

Hooray for consolidating and streamlining teh blawgs. I just imported all the posts from my old WordPress.com blog into this one. (Shall I end that one with a cleansing fire? Hmm. Good question.) More prominently on the website agenda is locating decent … Continue reading

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Blood sports.

At the Berkeley Slam right now for the Battle of the Bay Indi World Poetry Slam edition. Jason’s competing. I almost wrote “performing,” and that’s what it is, but here, it’s all about competition. And I like competition. We all … Continue reading

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Just another manic Monday.

The first day back from a long weekend is always so terribly long. But I’ve had worse Mondays, it’s true. Mexican food, karaoke, and some time with my mother and Jason. It could have been worse.

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Hello, world!

Welcome to the brand-spanking new home of Lauren Wheeler’s Fighting Words. It’s taken a while, but I’ve finally migrated the old site over to WordPress. I’ll be making some changes over the coming months to get the site up and … Continue reading

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Sundowning.

She says she’s tired. That’s the first thing she says when we arrive and she’s lying in a hospital bed hooked up to the dialysis machine. Her hands, gnarled from years of cleaning and cooking, hands that held me when … Continue reading

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Two for the show.

I anticipate all kinds of fun shenanigans as I migrate miscellaneous rantings and writings from LiveJournal. Aside from the age of some of the writing (I capitalize the first words of sentences now!), my life simply is not the same … Continue reading

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