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Not Enough Time

By Kaye Ketterer, performed at “First Monday, First Person” salon for memoir writers recently. When Kaye read her essay, I encouraged her to share it with readers of TSWT.   I have no time to write a story.   I’m busy. I … Continue reading

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Happy International Women’s Day on March 8th!

Most years since starting this blog (seven years ago!), I have commemorated International Women’s Day with a post. I don’t know why the United States hasn’t embraced this holiday to the extent Europe and Eurasia have, but I hope that’s … Continue reading

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Pails and Pollywogs

Bang, bang, bang, tap, tap, tap “Hey guys, Mom is making something.” We race for the stairs to the basement. “What are you making, Mom?” “Be patient.” She has large Maxwell House coffee cans on their sides and is putting … Continue reading

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Do You Want to Dance?

Thank you, Deb, for responding to my plea to “Throw me somethin’, Mister,” with a true New Orleans tale! By Deb Wilbrink Joanne and I arrived at Bourbon Street. We were teens come to the Big Easy on false pretenses … Continue reading

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Identity

By Ruchi Kahan In the hardest time of my life, when I almost died, my spirituality saved me. I lived on the streets of New Delhi, India, trying to survive alone starting when I was only four years old. I … Continue reading

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Watching Mildred

By Suzy Beal “Give it back to me! I won’t burn myself, I know how to do it.” “Mildred, let me do this for you. “No, give it to me, NOW” Her gnarled fingers are gripping the curling iron so … Continue reading

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My Last Car

Dorothy Ross, whose writing has appeared on True Stories Well Told before, sent me this story to accompany her recent essay, “My First Car.” In 1987 my husband found a new-used Mercedes diesel station wagon for sale and convinced me that … Continue reading

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