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About TURTLE QUEEN WRITEPLACE

Life has provided many challenges that have made me stick my neck out even when I didn't want to, Those experiences have made me strong and resilient, and have allowed me to keep moving towards my goals despite any adversity. These are the wonderful qualities of the turtle. Life's challenges have placed me on the thrown as The Turtlequeen.

One Scary Dark Maze

Finding a Way Out of the Horror of Domestic Abuse         On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. During one year, this equates to more than 10 million women … Continue reading

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Just What Do All These Letters Stand For?

I have always been annoyed when significant issues become mere abbreviations or acronyms. Their full meanings often get lost in this effort to keep the message brief. Like the fast food in drive-thru restaurants, these abbreviated versions of serious matters … Continue reading

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When the Teacher Is Ready the Student Will Appear

I was a very reluctant participant in the writing of my very first story. I was pushed by a friend who had more confidence in me than I had in myself.  The more I resisted, the more she pushed. She … Continue reading

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Fannie’s Love Story for the Soul — Valentine’s Day Short Story

She had grown into the name that everyone called her behind her back – “old maid.” She may not have really been that old but carried herself like an eighty-year-old when she was barely into her fifties – and in … Continue reading

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A Well of Hate Far Too Deep to Measure

Originally posted on TURTLE QUEEN WRITEPLACE:
It’s 2,014 years after Christ and every day we feel levels of hate from those who call themselves by Christ’s holy name. ?They spew fountains of hatred like vomit from a place within them…

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Podcast with Pauline, The Turtle Queen and Dilsa Bailey

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QUIET PLEASE!! – THERE ARE HUMAN BEINGS PRESENT.

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                              People love to talk but hate to listen. Listening is not merely not talking, though even that is beyond…

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Writing a book …

Writing a book is a horrible, exhausting struggle, like a long bout of some painful illness. One would never undertake such a thing if one were not driven on by some demon whom one can neither resist nor understand. -George … Continue reading

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FINDING OUR STORIES…

The past few days spent at the 37th annual National African American Historical Genealogy Society was one of the most enlightening experiences I’ve had in quite some time. I was among others with a shared interest in searching for our … Continue reading

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“SONGS OF A FATHER” An Unexpected Journey of Discovery

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BIOGRAPHY OF AN UNSUNG & GIFTED TENOR Over the past three years I have been on an extraordinary journey!? ?With just a casual conversation with a friend, I started a journey I never expected…

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