Happy Holidays, Part Two.

Happy Holidays, Part Two.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

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Crystal Lancaster

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  2. 03 Mar, 2018
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  4. This Halloween, I will not waver in fear.
    27 Sep, 2017
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  5. She slipped on her fairly new pair of Michael Kors cat-eyed black sunglasses.. / August 28, 2017
    27 Sep, 2017
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    She slipped on her fairly new pair of Michael Kors cat-eyed black sunglasses, stepping out of the AC-blasted shopping mall and into the hot, smothering sun, ready to take on the world. But then a cruel reminder from her not so distant past blared through the exterior speakers, and the young woman was instantly reminded of the agony and the terror that had followed her around like a serpent slithers after its prey oh so many years ago. And she found herself helpless once again--her mind a
  6. 11 Aug, 2017
    Who Cares if "One More Light" Goes Out? I do. (A video.)
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  7. Shaky Hands
    21 Mar, 2017
    Shaky Hands
    I sat at my desk at work, hands shaking, head pounding from what could only be the simulation of a migraine.  I felt a bit nauseous.  I wanted to puke.  I knew it wasn't because I decided to walk the 2 1/2 mile trek to work today. I, was in withdrawal.  And the physical symptoms began to slowly cloud my mind and jumpstarted the anxiety of simply feeling anxious.  My mind was falling prey to troublesome thoughts once again.  The lack of drugs was psyching me out.  How quickly my mind turned on
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    03 Feb, 2017
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  9. Don't Give Up.
    16 Jan, 2017
    Don't Give Up.
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