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I’m going to try something different today, which may or may not become a regular “thing.” Probably not seeing as I already have a couple regular “things” going such as ‘Poetry Day’ on Wednesday (or Thursday) and ‘Flashback Friday’ (generally on Fridays, as noted by the title, but occasionally on…


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It’s a bit late to say this, but I really never thought I’d start writing “articles” here on Medium. I started here with the pure intention of posting my fiction and the occasional (bad) poetry. That said, offline, I’m a nag, a know-it-all, and someone with big opinions — and…


Gosh, you wouldn’t think I’d be so excited to get a post done and up on the day specifically referenced in the title. What am I saying? Between my procrastination skills and Mr. Migraine, it’s a wonder I get ANYTHING done. So, yeah, I’m celebrating the little wins. After all…


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The inspiration for this post came from JL Matthews’ Aug. 16th post “Who Needs 100 Followers?” from his Laughing Stock blog. It offered a pretty basic premise: for anyone who left a comment or link to one of their posts, Matthews would follow that person and, hopefully, all this clapping…


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Americans are a pretentious lot. Don’t worry, I can say this with ease because I’m an American (however much at times I may not wish to be). …


Excuse me, Medium’s new guidelines for its Partnership Program. Easy mistake to make.

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No matter what the hardcore masochists say, pain sucks. Chronic pain, in all of its iterations, sucks big, fat, hairy, sweaty, elephantine balls. I understand and recognize this, having grown up with a mother who suffered with…


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Why the hell is this crazy woman so excited over three cents, I hear you asking? Because it’s the first payout I’m getting from the Medium Partner Program. That means I’m actually earning money from the stories I’ve posted here! *fans self with a flamboyance to outdo Scarlett O’Hara*

True…


Someone, anyone, pat me on the back! I’m actually posting on schedule and in accordance with the post’s title. With my history, I feel like I deserve a ribbon… or at least a free ice cream, dammit.

Anyway, once again I’m giving everyone another taste of my young writing genius…


So this is my next entry in my Medium Writers Challenge burst of creativity (yes, yes, I know — it’s about time). And, obviously, it’s based on the theme of “Space” (if you couldn’t already tell). However, as I was working on one short story after another, none of them…


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As soon as her mouth opened, she knew her voice would come out in song. Just as it had nearly every other time she’d been in conversation, either with herself or with others. Just as it had since the day, six months ago, when THEY came.

Shay felt rather bad…

Laura Probst

A writer attempting to put her money where her mouth is. Or her ass where her money is. Or something like that. Apparently I also try too hard to be clever.

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