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I’m Back!

Hi. It’s been awhile. Since this blog was started to track my novel, The Road to Indigo, I’ll start here, on this long road. Early this summer a small publisher in Mississippi wrote to say they read the first half … Continue reading

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the best-laid plans

Near the start of the year I made a commitment to make my literary projects a priority. I said so publicly, and I meant it. And then a professional opportunity too good to pass up emerged. Tomorrow will be my … Continue reading

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I thought I was writing a poem in honor of the teacher who was arrested for speaking during a school board meeting. But, really, I wrote it for the girl who witnessed the teacher removed, accosted, and arrested for exercising … Continue reading

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Where Do Your Treasures Lie?

I return to The Road to Indigo with the fresh energy of a new year and a renewed commitment to my writing life. Tin House Fiction Workshop in Portland accepted me on the strength of an excerpt from my novel, … Continue reading

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Starved Horse Shows Full Range of Human Nature, Sanctity of Life

Not long after I wrote this story about Trooper, he passed from this earth surrounded by those who gave him their all and a chance at life. I am posting this story to keep his spirit alive, so that others … Continue reading

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I Came to Dance

Greetings, readers. It is good to be back after a long absence. It appears I’m on my own road to indigo, having moved recently from the Northwest to Southern Louisiana. “You’re living your novel,” one friend observed. She’s right in … Continue reading

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The Road to Indigo, a poem by Margaret Simon

Originally posted on Reflections on the Teche:
Join the Tuesday Slice of Life Me with Sandy Sarr at a local restaurant. I enjoy connecting with new people online. I met Sandy Sarr through a mutual friend. Our friend thought we…

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