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Right now, I'm reading:
any suggestions would be welcomed!!

My favorite story of all time is:
There could never be just one: Harry Potter series, Redwall series, Aesop's Fables, Nine Stories, Grimm's Fairy Tales, The Princess Bride, The Great Gatsby, The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Tove Jansson's Moomin books, etc.

In bed I like to read:
short stories mostly, but anything that I am reading

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
AbsoluteWrite, few others...

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?
any awkward moment

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Choose wisely. Time only moves forward.

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
Time After Time by Cyndi Lauper

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
Brian Jacques :(

Madboss889’s Latest Memoir of 19

“I'm afraid of losing breath forever.”

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