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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.

SISTA LOVE MOVEMENT

An unexpected gift with this combustible gathering of Sistas – Black Sistas, Fine Sistas, Bold Sistas, Wise Sistas Baby Sistas, Colorful Sistas, Free Sistas. Shy Sistas Dancing Sistas, Sassy Sistas, Dignified Sistas and More Close Encounter kinda moment – Drawn … Continue reading

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“SONGS OF A FATHER” An Unexpected Journey of Discovery

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 to make. That journey began a discovery of my very humble  Mansfield family roots. … Continue reading

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Queen Quidnunc – Destroyer of Peace & Tranquility

The flap, flap, flapping of her lips was a constant drone. This was  was Queen Quidnunc – hidebound in her irritating actions – day in and day out. Her annoying opinions were gainsaying to the peaceful ebb and flow of my world. … Continue reading

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THE POWER OF MOM

Originally posted on TURTLE QUEEN WRITEPLACE:
Ever wonder why Mother’s Day is a day almost like Christmas, Easter or Thanksgiving? So much excitement, so much spending, preparation and cleaning for this celebration. It’s because of the Power of Mom. When…

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INSTANT LOVE FROM THE GINGERBREAD MAN – A Short Story

“Some memories are realities and are better than anything that can ever happen to one again.” Willa Cather I can still remember vividly the incredible smell of plump raisins buried in the belly of my Godfather’s gingerbread muffins. These extraordinary … Continue reading

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DISTORTED IMAGES

Oft times the world around us prefers that we live a clone like existence – one in which inhabitants follow each other mindlessly – like lemmings going over the end of a cliff. It becomes difficult to encourage individual thinking … Continue reading

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Woman Power – Fluttering on Wings of Unity

Originally posted on TURTLEQUEEN'S WRITEPLACE:
I write for those women who do not speak, for those who do not have a voice because they were so terrified, because we are taught to respect fear more than ourselves. We’ve been…

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No In-Between

We live in a world of extremes: extreme TV, extreme wars, extreme images, extreme thoughts, feelings, and more. As I examine my inner thoughts and feelings, I find myself sometimes in a maze of extremes — extreme judgments, extreme opinions, … Continue reading

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DREAMS DEFFERRED

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? ? ?? I’ve sometimes been guilty of getting stuck in a dream – one that plays over and over in my head like a bad movie.? I become tortured by the repetitiveness of…

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About advice and being told what to do…

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