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Member since January 27, 2011


Right now, I'm reading:
To Kill a Mockingbird, some how I skipped it in high school.

My favorite story of all time is:
Kneller's Happy Campers by Etgar Keret

In bed I like to read:
I prefer to write in bed.

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
Anywhere I can!

If you were to throw up your hands in exasperation and yell "it's the story of my life," what would you be talking about?
I'd be a day late and a dollar short. That's the story of my life.

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
It seems like a big deal...

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
Dammit by Blink 182 (It's my go to "Oh s#!t" song.)

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
Someone who truly wanted to.

elobe30’s Latest Memoir of 233

“I cheat at Word With Friends.”

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