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To The Lonely Seas And The Sky -- Part 24 Epilogue

By SoldierNurse22 - And here's the last word from the characters you've come to know over the past year. Please feel free to leave comments for me throughout this series as I enjoy hearing your feedback. Thank you again to everyone who's followed this tale from start to stop. It has been my pleasure and privilege... Read More

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Black Roses

By VivaLasViejas - And now, for something a little different..... As many of you know, I have battled mental illness for some time, and recently found myself in a very dark place. It is a place I've visited many times, but this time was particularly painful. I would like to show it to you, if you're brave enough... Read More

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To The Lonely Seas And The Sky -- Part 21a

By SoldierNurse22 - The fictional tale of lighthouse keepers in the 1880's, tending a Lake Michigan lighthouse. The characters in this story are completely fictional, while the lighthouse is quite real and still in use. The details of its function, while not necessarily specific to this exact light, are consistent... Read More

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A Worshiper's Heart Devotional: Ducks in a Row

By NF_eyenurse - Simple things in life, like a family of ducks, can teach life lessons that uplift and encourage. Who would ever think that seeing a group of little feathered creatures and a man trying to save them could touch a heart in such a way that shows the true meaning of a Father's love? Here is one such... Read More

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To The Lonely Seas And The Sky -- Part 19c

By SoldierNurse22 - The fictional tale of lighthouse keepers in the 1880's, tending a Lake Michigan lighthouse. The characters in this story are completely fictional, while the lighthouse is quite real and still in use. The details of its function, while not necessarily specific to this exact light, are consistent... Read More

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Is Email becoming a tool of the past?

By madwife2002 - Email in our personal lives was the number one way of communicating to each other, we can send emails around the world with a click of a button. It was quicker than mailing a letter and waiting days for a response. Today in 2014 we want quicker, faster and more immediate responses, we want instant... Read More

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The Dad He Didn't Have To Be

By Elvish - Most of you in the AN breakroom have heard me talk about my stepfather....he's been around for pretty much as long as I remember, having met my mother soon after she and my biological father divorced (I was 4). My mother was in her mid-20's, he (my stepfather) was in his late 60's. By the time... Read More

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To The Lonely Seas And The Sky -- Part 17

By SoldierNurse22 - The fictional tale of lighthouse keepers in the 1880's, tending a Lake Michigan lighthouse. The characters in this story are completely fictional, while the lighthouse is quite real and still in use. The details of its function, while not necessarily specific to this exact light, are consistent... Read More

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To The Lonely Seas And The Sky -- Part 16

By SoldierNurse22 - The fictional tale of lighthouse keepers in the 1880's, tending a Lake Michigan lighthouse. The characters in this story are completely fictional, while the lighthouse is quite real and still in use. The details of its function, while not necessarily specific to this exact light, are consistent... Read More

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To The Lonely Seas And The Sky -- Parts 22 & 23 (END)

By SoldierNurse22 - The near-end (I can't resist an epilogue) of the ten-month saga of two women at a lighthouse. Due to the short nature of sections 22 and 23, they have been published below together. The epilogue will be published immediately following this section of writing. Keep an eye out for the last... Read More

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To The Lonely Seas And The Sky -- Part 21b

By SoldierNurse22 - The sailors, witness to it all, whispered between each other in shock, speculation running rampant. Captain Hext moved closer to Clary, the two men exchanging expressions of disbelief. "Ellie," Hext said softly, the distant eyes of the mysterious woman rising at the sound of her name.... Read More

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To The Lonely Seas And The Sky -- Part 20b

By SoldierNurse22 - Hours later, Corbin awoke with a cough, spitting blood onto the splintery deck of the brig as jagged shocks of pain shot through his ribs. Dark red blood was pooled beneath his head, and a cursory glance around revealed guards standing at the iron bars that held him prisoner aboard his own ship. ... Read More

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To The Lonely Seas And The Sky -- Part 20a

By SoldierNurse22 - The fictional tale of lighthouse keepers in the 1880's, tending a Lake Michigan lighthouse. The characters in this story are completely fictional, while the lighthouse is quite real and still in use. The details of its function, while not necessarily specific to this exact light, are consistent... Read More

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To The Lonely Seas And The Sky -- Part 19b

By SoldierNurse22 - Oh goodness. Is this a crisis we're finally reaching here? And after nearly 9 months of this, you thought I'd never get there. Well, that makes two of us. Enjoy the oft-edited installment that will leave you asking, "Why the hell did she stop there of all places?!" The answer to which being,... Read More

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To The Lonely Seas And The Sky -- Part 19a

By SoldierNurse22 - As Liesl emerged into the service room she looked up, expecting to see Ellie's feet on the lantern room ledge. But the ledge--and the rest of the service room, for that matter--was completely empty. A breeze full of fresh air wandering past her nose caught her attention. The door to the balcony... Read More

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To The Lonely Seas And The Sky -- Part 18

By SoldierNurse22 - The fictional tale of lighthouse keepers in the 1880's, tending a Lake Michigan lighthouse. The characters in this story are completely fictional, while the lighthouse is quite real and still in use. The details of its function, while not necessarily specific to this exact light, are consistent... Read More

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Random Thoughts on New Orleans

By TheCommuter - I first visited New Orleans at the very end of last month (March 2014) and feel slightly ashamed that I have not seen the city sooner for a myriad of reasons. First of all, I have been residing in Texas, a state that borders Louisiana, since 2005. Second of all, I have previously been to... Read More

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Recovery: A Journey, Not a Destination

By VivaLasViejas - Here's a cautionary tale of the lessons learned from a relapse that occurred more than two decades after this nurse achieved sobriety. Though the means were different, the motive for violating abstinence was very much the same as it was back in my drinking days.....and it produced the same sorry... Read More


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