Top Drawer News — Flower power

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The African violet was drooping and sad, the same as the face of our friend. She held out the plant, the green pot resting on her trembling, outstretched palms.

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Top Drawer News — How truthful are you?

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Are you a fiction writer? Does that mean you’re a liar? How truthful do you expect fiction writers to be?

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Top Drawer News — Poetry

Are you a poet? Cherie Burbach at is, and she’s not only willing to share her poetry, she’s happy to share yours! Click on over to her site and send her a message. She’s wonderful to work with–and an excellent

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Essay — New Story Buzz

Getting published is always a thrill, and this month Going Where You Look, written under my writing partner’s byline, will be one of the essays featured in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Inspiration for Writers. We’ve come a long way

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Essay — The Envelope, Please

This year the Academy Awards will air on February 24—and wouldn’t it be nice to be in the audience. I’ve always wondered what it would be like to attend a glitzy Hollywood red-carpet event like the Emmys or the Oscars.

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