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danielle Posted 1 week ago.   Favorite
Thanks for writing! I finished the transcription for your post. I really enjoyed reading your post. It is so descriptive that I could see the scene you were describing. You have a definite talent. I hope 2019 brings you happiness and peace! In my world 2019 is a definite for being better than 2018.. last year was one of my worst due to a near divorce between my husband and I. But after 6 months of marriage counseling, I think 2019 could be my best year yet! Here's to hoping that 2019 brings us both some sort of relief from the misery we've endures through out the years!!!

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danielle Posted 1 week ago.   Favorite
that is so beautiful. The written word can make even the pain of untouchable love into something resembling a beautiful melody!

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danielle Posted 1 week ago.   Favorite
well put!

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danielle Posted 1 week ago.   Favorite
Dreams were one of my few escapes in jail. I would always wake up and open my eyes and look down to see if I was still in jail and when I saw the orange jumpsuit the depression would set in. I feel your pain man!

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arcadiaego Posted 1 week ago.   Favorite
Dear Steve,

Thanks for writing this, I hope my transcription is OK. I really enjoyed this beautiful prose/poem.

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Jack Branch Posted 1 week, 1 day ago.   Favorite
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ccallahan1983 Posted 1 week, 2 days ago.   Favorite

Don't ever think you offended me to the point that I wouldn't speak to you. The week of 12/18 is a tough one for me which I told you about on 12/17. Then you have the week of Christmas which is crazy just trying to finalize everything and get it ready for Santa to come. We've been actively sending emails since the New Year so you know everything is good. If you ever offend me, I will call you out on it. I won't just stop talking to you. I'll email you in a few.


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Cavak Posted 1 week, 3 days ago.   Favorite
I'm so sorry that you lost your mother. I can't imagine how you feel and I don't know what to say.

But I will do what I can to give you contact information to some possible publishers for your writing.

In the meantime, there's this that you may use to find a new focus in life. I'll copy and paste everything about it here for you. If you need additional information, I can help send it to you.


PEN America sponsors an annual writing contest for prisoners. Anyone incarcerated in a federal, state, or county prison in the year before the September 1 deadline is eligible to enter. Prizes of $250, $150, and $100 are awarded for first, second, and third place, respectively, in each of the following categories: poetry, fiction, drama, nonfiction and memoir.

PEN’s Prison Writing Contest accepts contest submission between January 1 and September 1 of each year. Winners will be announced the following Spring. Manuscripts should be typewritten and double-spaced whenever possible, or legibly handwritten on 8.5-by-11-inch paper. All submissions should be accompanied by a brief cover letter with the author’s name, identification number, and complete mailing address.

Authors may not submit more than one entry in each category, except in poetry, which has a 20-page limit.

Only unpublished manuscripts will be considered, with the exception of pieces that have appeared in publications for the prison population only. Any subject matter will be considered.

Please be sure to send copies of your work, not the originals. PEN is unable to return manuscripts. Always include a return address. Selected winning entries will be published on PEN’s web site.

PEN Writing Awards for Prisoners
PEN American Center
588 Broadway, Suite 303
New York, NY 10012

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queenmomma Posted 1 week, 4 days ago.   Favorite
Aww it’s Duncan our first baby

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James Riva Posted 1 week, 5 days ago.   Favorite
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