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There were twelve fairies at the feast.

Never thirteen.

Persephone, Falling
13 February
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I'm a 29-year-old working mom. I breastfeed, cloth diaper and babywear, but I'm not really militant about any of those things. My philosophy is, do what works best for your parenting style and lifestyle.

I have a job in the industry of my dreams, an awesome husband, a ridiculously adorable daughter, a house in the suburbs, a cat, and another baby on the way.

Basically, if you had told me when I was fifteen that my life would look like this now, I would not have believed you.

Persephone, Falling

One narcissus among the ordinary beautiful
flowers, one unlike all the others! She pulled,
stooped to pull harder—
when, sprung out of the earth
on his glittering terrible
carriage, he claimed his due.
It is finished. No one heard her.
No one! She had strayed from the herd.

(Remember: go straight to school.
This is important, stop fooling around!
Don't answer to strangers. Stick
with your playmates. Keep your eyes down.)
This is how easily the pit
opens. This is how one foot sinks into the ground.

--Rita Dove

This information is oooooold, but it reminds me of who I once was, so I'm leaving it!
I'm struggling to stay afloat. I'm a college student trying to pull As and write and have a social life and sleep sometimes, too. I have powerful ups and downs. I'm candid. Sometimes I talk about my characters as if they were real people. My opinions aren't always popular. That's never stopped me.

I'm rarely boring.

I want to be a writer more than anything. Amend that; I am a writer. I want to write for a living more than anything. That, however, necessitates getting published. I'm still working on that.

This is my favorite poem. I am also more than passing fond of this one, this one, this one, and this one. I am addicted to fairy tale retellings, especially from unpopular points of view.

Feel free to add me; make sure to comment if you do. I add back in adding frenzies every so often.