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I wrote this for my fiction midterm story, but I thought it would be fun to post here and see what people thought. Emily’s Garden The tower rose three stories with a top floor filled with glass. A hot house, with ripe tomatoes on the vine, beans growing up trellises, mounds with cucumber poking through the soil, a small herb garden that released pleasing aromas into the air. [ 931 more words ]

http://tinashelton.com/2018/02/05/fiction-midterm/

I wrote this for my fiction midterm story, but I thought it would be fun to post here and see what people thought. Emily’s Garden The tower rose three stories with a top floor filled with glass. A …
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This is what I’ve been waiting for. The end of 2017. It was a dramatic year, a painful year, and the end was the most intense – my husband had a concussion, I had finals, and the holidays were looming. I had to grit my teeth and get through the season, get through weeks of my husband not being quite himself, organize the holidays, and troop through the season. [ 440 more words ]

http://tinashelton.com/2018/01/16/happy-new-year/

This is what I’ve been waiting for. The end of 2017. It was a dramatic year, a painful year, and the end was the most intense – my husband had a concussion, I had finals, and the holidays were loom…
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I would like to say that I have been too busy to keep up with my blog, and that would be true, but the real reason I haven’t written anything is because life got tough for a while. I couldn’t write anything but how much it sucked, and nobody has the spoons for that. The short version is that my husband passed out and fell, giving himself a concussion. [ 508 more words ]

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I would like to say that I have been too busy to keep up with my blog, and that would be true, but the real reason I haven’t written anything is because life got tough for a while. I couldn’t write…
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We have reached mid-terms, that nebulous point in the quarter where Big Tests are taken and everyone begins feeling anxious. To me it felt like we spent six weeks shooting the shit, only to come back around and sample those conversations and remaster them into something the teacher will feel reflects a modicum of processing and retention. It’s intimidating but also bracing, a chance to show off about what you’ve absorbed during those first six weeks. [ 605 more words ]

http://tinashelton.com/2017/11/05/fall-quarter/

We have reached mid-terms, that nebulous point in the quarter where Big Tests are taken and everyone begins feeling anxious. To me it felt like we spent six weeks shooting the shit, only to come ba…
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We have reached mid-terms, that nebulous point in the quarter where Big Tests are taken and everyone begins feeling anxious. To me it felt like we spent six weeks shooting the shit, only to come back around and sample those conversations and remaster them into something the teacher will feel reflects a modicum of processing and retention. It’s intimidating but also bracing, a chance to show off about what you’ve absorbed during those first six weeks. [ 605 more words ]

http://tinashelton.com/2017/11/05/fall-quarter/

We have reached mid-terms, that nebulous point in the quarter where Big Tests are taken and everyone begins feeling anxious. To me it felt like we spent six weeks shooting the shit, only to come ba…
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I have been in school for a week, and I can already feel myself getting smarter. Yes, I am gaining knowledge, but I can gain knowledge by picking up any old book and starting to read. There are documentaries out there, if I can’t spare the time for a book. There are YouTube videos that are even shorter, although the danger of being trapped in the Kittenverse is much greater that way. [ 592 more words ]

http://tinashelton.com/…/10/06/read-write-lather-rinse-rep…/

I have been in school for a week, and I can already feel myself getting smarter. Yes, I am gaining knowledge, but I can gain knowledge by picking up any old book and starting to read. There are doc…
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This is the prologue of a story I'm in the process of writing. I felt like sharing it out, I hope you enjoy it! * The crash of the storm startled Ferris out of his book. He looked up, checking to see that the window stood closed. The frame had budged slightly in the last gust of wind, nothing to concern himself over. [ 1,053 more word ]

http://tinashelton.com/2017/09/21/teaser-trailer/

This is the prologue of a story I’m in the process of writing. I felt like sharing it out, I hope you enjoy it! * The crash of the storm startled Ferris out of his book. He looked up, checkin…
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I’m not going to lie, I think I forgot how to blog. I used to be able to whip out a few lines about my life, but that was when I was in school, when things were jam packed and exciting. This summer has made life Slow. Way. Down. And while I’ve been enjoying the pace, let’s face it, there’s nothing gripping in 88 lines about 4 things that happened. [ 448 more words ]

http://tinashelton.com/2017/09/13/autumn-is-coming/

I’m not going to lie, I think I forgot how to blog. I used to be able to whip out a few lines about my life, but that was when I was in school, when things were jam packed and exciting. This summer…
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Have you ever wanted something so badly you could taste it? Something that seemed so out of your reach that no matter how hard you tried, you couldn’t do it? Did that stop you from trying? I know the likelihood of me being a successful author is low, with so many authors being already out there and amazing at what they do. [ 386 more words ]

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Have you ever wanted something so badly you could taste it? Something that seemed so out of your reach that no matter how hard you tried, you couldn’t do it? Did that stop you from trying? I know t…
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This summer has been a roller coaster, for real. The first month was all grandparent visits, which both were fantastic but energy-intensive as all visits are. There was a short span of time where things were routine. My son went to the Boys and Girls club, we had two vehicles, and I went out on visits with my friends. My anniversary to my husband rolled around, and we spent a glorious weekend doing house chores and going to movies. [ 412 more words ]

http://tinashelton.com/2017/08/08/summer-summary/

This summer has been a roller coaster, for real. The first month was all grandparent visits, which both were fantastic but energy-intensive as all visits are. There was a short span of time where t…
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I moved my home office to the back patio. I can hear the rain tapping on the tin roof and hear the little birds chirp their songs. Why didn't I think of this sooner?

This summer has been a whirlwind. My parents came for a visit, and we had a great time. We watched movies, we went out to the wilds of Birch Bay, and we went out to a backyard bbq. My parents were in their element. They are a dynamic duo. My dad’s a great storyteller, and my mom is an empathic listener. [ 292 more words ]

http://tinashelton.com/2017/07/14/summer-progress/

This summer has been a whirlwind. My parents came for a visit, and we had a great time. We watched movies, we went out to the wilds of Birch Bay, and we went out to a backyard bbq. My parents were …
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I can’t believe that school has been out for almost a month. Well, that’s a technicality. I’ve been out of school almost a month; my classes didn’t have classic finals so finals week was kind of a freebie. I was so stressed out from my classes. I loved them, but they were hard and pushed me to new edges of limits. [ 604 more words ]

http://tinashelton.com/2017/06/26/the-pause-that-refreshes/

I just finished my final for Debate class. I got a B, which is what I seem to get in Communications classes. This offends me to my little Hermione core, but it’s also showing me that I am not as good at communicating as I believed I was. Which in turn, is a good revelation to have, because you can’t learn anything if you think you’re awesome at something already. [ 473 more words ]

http://tinashelton.com/2017/05/30/debatable/

  I just finished my final for Debate class. I got a B, which is what I seem to get in Communications classes. This offends me to my little Hermione core, but it’s also showing me that I am no…
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Blog time.

It’s hard to reflect on the situation when you’re in the middle of it. I have been trying to write a blog post for months, but have been coming up short. Some of it is the sheer amount of writing I…
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It’s hard to reflect on the situation when you’re in the middle of it. I have been trying to write a blog post for months, but have been coming up short. Some of it is the sheer amount of writing I’ve been doing this quarter. Fiction and creative non-fiction, which are demanding in different ways. I like both of my professors for their strengths. [ 438 more words ]

http://tinashelton.com/2017/05/08/reflections/

It’s hard to reflect on the situation when you’re in the middle of it. I have been trying to write a blog post for months, but have been coming up short. Some of it is the sheer amount of writing I…
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