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MargaretSefton

@MargaretSefton@writing.exchange

Writer. Best New Writing, Dos Passos Review, Danse Macabre, Atticus Review, Corvus Review, etc. (Also pub. under Meg) I write #flashfiction & #shortstories w/elements of #magicalrealism, #fabulism, #absurdism, and/or #horror. Much of my work is set in Florida. #Bipolar 2 #CancerSurvivor #diabetes type2. MFA. Seminary grad but "too creative" for ministry. lols. Freelance Writer/Editor. Mom. Pop culture junkie. American citizen.
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popcornreel, to random
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“I will also tell you that there is no way that the American people are going to vote for a convicted criminal. They’re not!”

@NikkiHaley, February 14, 2024, speaking to @craigmelvin in an interview

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“I will be voting for Trump.”

—Nikki Haley, May 22, 2024
at Hudson Institute

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@popcornreel She puts Mitch McConnell to shame.

KentuckyConjurer, to random
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Has anyone watched Escaping Twin Flames on Netflix?

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@KentuckyConjurer Yes. It is crazy, and sad. It's been a while. Have you seen it?

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@KentuckyConjurer 🤣 🤣 🤣
I don't know if you've gotten to this part yet, but human adults in that culty thing are having all common sense ripped from them when they are told they have to pursue someone who is their "twin flame," even in the face of rejection, or just simple words like "no" or maybe the common modern act in the computer age of ghosting. Um, harrassing much? stalking? criminality?

RickiTarr, to random
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America: You need to have health insurance!

Me: Cool, that makes sense, but it's going to cover my whole body, right?

America: Depends, do you use your teeth and eyes?

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@RickiTarr I remember calling my doctor because I had fallen down a flight of stairs. In order to assign a code for the purpose of insurance, the admin asked: Well, what part of you hurts? I said: I fell down the stairs. All of me hurts. Well, could you tell me what part? My whole body, my whole body hurts. etc, ad nauseum.

MargaretSefton, to random
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Orlando rent is super cra cra and no one in our nation or state has done anything to help the average person. My renewal offer is $2,300 for a 2-bedroom, 1,000 square feet apartment. I don't even live in an exclusive area, though it's nice and safe enough. I guess it's demand. The site says there's only one other available apartment like mine in the complex right now. There are more people moving here, mortgage rates are high so people are renting, and inflation is nuts. cont'd

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I can't afford to move, either. This may be the year I give it all away and start somewhere else less out of control. I've wanted to do that before but have been talked out of it by relatives, one of whom moved out of state and the other for whom saw a decrease in her rent though I wonder now by how much. I don't want to hesitate too much and wind up losing everything. Sorry for the stress post. Sucks.

RiversideBryan, to Florida
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@RiversideBryan 💜 This is beautiful. The silhouettes are striking, so is the sun which appears to be melting.

MargaretSefton, to random
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Smoldering live blues rock cover of "I Put a Spell on You" by Samantha Fish. "Samantha Fish (born January 30, 1989) is an American guitarist and singer-songwriter from Kansas City, Missouri. While often cited as a blues artist, Fish's work features and draws from multiple genres, including rock, country, funk, bluegrass, and ballads." Wikipedia

https://youtu.be/Ymsb_4Z3uy0?si=q9ID3ijxzucDBtxg

ellestad, to tea
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Second dose of 2024 Da Fo Long Jing from My Tea Pal Club. Absolutely nothing wrong with it, but the flavor is a tad subtle for my personal taste.

#LongJing #Dragonwell #GreenTea #MyTeaPal #LüCha #Tea #Cha #DailyTea @tea

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@ellestad @tea Beautiful tea implements.

DeborahLeagueFineArt, to photography
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@DeborahLeagueFineArt Wow. Beautiful. 💜

MargaretSefton, to random
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"Cowboy Junkies are an alternative country and folk-rock band formed in Toronto, Ontario, Canada in 1985 by Alan Anton (bassist), Michael Timmins (songwriter, guitarist), Peter Timmins (drummer) and Margo Timmins (vocalist). The three Timminses are siblings...'Sweet Jane' is a song by American rock band the Velvet Underground...Lou Reed was often quoted as saying that the Cowboy Junkies' version was his favorite." Wikipedia

https://youtu.be/Fa9nN3G2CSg?si=Yn_Vk0-tO-1IrnyV

MargaretSefton, to shortstory
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I published a short story to my dark fiction journal this morning, a story that was originally published with Quail Bell, a Canadian journal. (I am providing the friend link, no paywall.) If you are interested in publishing a dark fiction story, be it a horror story, a tale of unease, a ghost story, an original folk or fairy tale, please keep A Dark Wood in mind as a possible venue. 🖤 💀

https://medium.com/a-dark-wood/the-man-who-loved-a-grave-b6a77ddedb90?source=friends_link&sk=75820840ddc0953d7dd05ac3052a9652

neurothing, to random Italian
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Is using the adjective "disturbing" for defining a horror work still a thing?

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@neurothing I don't see why not. 🖤 💀

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@neurothing Disturbing is good, though, in a horror. I have listened to a lot of creepypastas recently via Dr. Creepen on youtube.

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Mi familia y yo 💜
The reception after Mom's "Celebration of Life Ceremony" in Hilton Head, SC.

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We swam with water moccasins, rippled surfaces with stones, dreamt under blue skied blankets, rocked to wave rhythms slapping undersides of boats like persistent mothers, their concerns a muffled backdrop to bugs, the feel of silt, a blade of grass, a cloud, a song, a taunt, the flesh of fruit.

Photo: Lake Ozarks, Missouri State Parks, flickr

MargaretSefton, to random
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Published in Monday Morning Musings today. A flash memoir. Friend link provided, no paywall. 💜 🌺

https://medium.com/morning-musings-mag/travelglam-10963616f949?source=friends_link&sk=a315c8094aee8967cd8aa641919c7920

MargaretSefton, to random
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The weather forecast is #stormy.

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@KentuckyConjurer I was speaking more politically of a trial. I wish it would rain. I love the rain. 💜

MargaretSefton, to random
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La Llorona is a popular ghost story that is prominent on Día de los Muertos. Having drowned her own sons out of despair over an abusive, cheating husband, or neglecting them and so they drowned by accident, a woman named Maria, aka "La Llorona" --"the weeping woman"-- is forced to wander the Earth searching for her lost sons. La Llorona's siren-like wails are said to lure adults and children to their untimely deaths: “Mis hijos! Mis hijos! ¿Dónde están mis hijos?” (Britannica)

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MargaretSefton, to bluegrass
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@mrcompletely I love it! Her voice gives me the chills. And her fiddle playing is amazing too. Very cool you have these live recordings! 💜 🎻

MargaretSefton, to random
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Florida---6-week abortion ban now in effect. DEI directives and departments gone from universities. Ah, Florida. Your beauty deceives.

RiversideBryan, to Florida
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@RiversideBryan I love it. This would have fit nicely with my yesterday, the prompt word--"shade." If you ever want to do a writer/photographer collab, give me a shout. 💜 🦋

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