Author Archives: paigejohnson

Poem-in-my-forties 1

A toddler in a red jacket bends down to pick something up in the street, wind blown hair hiding her face, his face, I cannot tell. The mother tugs hard on the little hand, come on, her lips say, the … Continue reading

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Bad Hair and Blueberry Muffins

I was in seventh grade. I had glasses and braces and hair that did not confine itself to looking bad once in a while, but betrayed me daily and especially if there were school pictures, a birthday party or school … Continue reading

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The Spectrum Club

To view Chapter one, go to young adult fiction. Two In the beginning, their main activity was discussing others. Dagny was usually the initiator, always talking, and would simply bring up a name. Here was where Katie might shine; her … Continue reading

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True Grit

The Holiday Season is here, and the T.V networks are trying to work in a few feel good movies now and then, squeezed in between bad sit-coms and perverse cop shows. Last week an obscure cable channel aired Gone With … Continue reading

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Gingersnaps

Everyone has their thing they make at Christmas. Or maybe it is a thing their mother made, or grandmother. A sweet thing that was made on the night they decorated the tree, or on Christmas Eve, or Christmas day. A … Continue reading

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Darn Phone

I have teenagers. And I have discovered that when people wince and say “I have teenagers,” their voices full of resignation and bewilderment and pain, it is not because the teenagers are evil, or doing drugs, or slamming doors or … Continue reading

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Job Hunting

Someone has to get married or die for me to make money, and it is not working out. I have spent the last fifteen years singing at weddings and funerals and church services, but it is time for me to … Continue reading

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