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SRStewart

Member since July 4, 2012

ABOUT ME

Right now, I'm reading:
Bukoskwi poetry

My favorite story of all time is:
Memoirs of a Geisha

In bed I like to read:
Nothing...I sleep in bed.

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
Nameless, Ohio Review, Atlantic, Poetry

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?
Confronting the moments that block my writing.

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Stay away from boys and booze.

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
Vienna by Fray

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
A publisher or editor with a big heart.

SRStewart’s Latest Memoir of 2

“For now, we just move on.”

 
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