Some Words

Still Ben's Mom

Whatever you’re feeling, it will eventually pass. You won’t feel sad forever. At some point, you will feel happy again. You won’t feel anxious forever. In time, you will feel calm again. You don’t have to fight your feelings or feel guilty for having them. You just have to accept them and be good to yourself while you ride this out. Resisting your emotions and shaming yourself will only cause you more pain, and you don’t deserve that. You deserve your own love, acceptance, and compassion.

Lori Deschene

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Profile of Word Weaver Writing Contest: The Third of Three 3rd PLACE WINNERS, “Ice Cream” by Geoff Le Pard

Dan Alatorre

img_2351-11What goes on inside the writerly mind?

Let’s sit down with one of our Word Weaver Writing Contest 3rd place winners, Geoff Le Pard, and find out.


If you follow the blog, you’ll recognize the name Geoff Le Pard as the 1st place winner of our March Word Weaver Writing Contest. That doesn’t mean he gets a free pass to make it as a finalist for this contest. His writing is consistently good, which is why we see him here in the winner’s circle again. It thrills me to have good writers come back and compete, but anyone can win these contests!

DAN: Did you write your story for the contest or was it part of a larger piece or something you had written before?

Geoff Le Pard: It started life as a 199 word piece of flash and, well, it grew. And grew.

2014-08-25 22.08.13 author Geoff LePard

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