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About barbaraswrittenwords

I am a writer, farmer, certified herbalist, friend and child of God. I try to create streams of words that flow to please all those who read them.

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The Salad Bar

The Herald, September 2014 Friday evening my girlfriends and I decide to go to the Buffet Station and then to a movie. The Station has the most wonderful salad bar, and we are all on diets, as usual. We meet … Continue reading

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The Reunion

The Herald, August 2015 How did the frost get so thick on the window pane? As if it accumulated over the years without ever thawing. I gaze out through the crystals. Out over the pasture, far across the fields and … Continue reading

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Summer’s Crest

The Herald, September 2015 Summer is drawing to a close. The mornings are darker as the evenings are longer. The long awaited rains have come. As the curtain opens, I sit in awe. The smell of the wet soil fills … Continue reading

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The Everlasting Choice

The Herald, June 2015 Abby floated effortlessly away from her body. As she gazed back, she could see her body stiffening. She thought how she looked cold and lifeless, yet she felt warm and alive. Is this what death felt … Continue reading

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The Hair Cut

I sit waiting. Shaggy and unpruned. Like a country rose bush gone wild. Daily morning ritual of mousse in hand trying desperately to tame the tresses. Curling iron. Flat iron. Blow dryer. Each one in command of the mess. Each … Continue reading

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The Diet

The Herald, June 2014 As I lay in bed I plan and plot for the next day. What I would eat, what I would avoid. How many pounds would I miraculously melt away? Rice cakes. Those crunchy glued cardboard rounds. … Continue reading

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