Slice of Write

Stories & jibber-jabber by Janelle Parmer, Author of The Other Side of the Ledge

It’s almost midnight and Sarah is still awake in her apartment.  She paces the old, brown carpet, following the same step pattern she has left over the last three years.  The dark carpet is shredding and is barely being held together by a few stubborn threads. Sarah has complained to the super many times about …

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Most of us have many epiphanies during our lifetime, or aha moments, as my mom called them.  You know, those times where you suddenly realize your way of thinking about something was totally backward.  Now, I am not talking about when you’re six years old and learn the difference between Washington State and Washington D.C.  …

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Yesterday was a special day because it marked a year from when I started my blog and posted my first short story online.  I have always had a love for reading and writing, but sharing my work with others was never something I had done much of before.  I am very thankful for my sister …

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I hate weddings.  I know “hate” is a strong word, but I can’t help it.  It is at least one full year of planning, celebrating with engagement parties, bridal parties, never-ending discussions about dresses, colors, food, seating charts, and honeymoon destinations.  None of which truly has any real effect on my life, yet I have …

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I used to despise my superpower.  Why couldn’t I fly, read people’s minds, or have the ability to fight off an evil army all by myself?  Yes, the ability to be completely invisible can be annoying at times; however, as I have gotten older, I embrace it.  For example, it’s frustrating when I see an …

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Words, phrases, punctuation, conversational flow, plot, storyline, bully my thoughts.  You don’t let me concentrate on tasks that actually pay my bills.  Always flooding my mind with new narratives, or a witty comeback for a character to say.  I can’t even get a full night’s rest anymore without waking up in the darkness and fumbling …

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It happened so quickly I didn’t know how to react.  Neither did he.  I hadn’t touched anyone in a very long time, let alone a stranger, since the pandemic stay at home orders were instituted, and I assumed he felt the same.  I was at the grocery store checkout line, and accidentally dropped the pack …

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It’s finally here! The Other Side of the Ledge is available on Amazon via Kindle or hard copy. Thanks to everyone for your love and support. I hope you enjoy reading it, and I look forward to chatting about it with you soon! Summary: A young widow finds new meaning in life in this empowering …

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