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Member since February 19, 2013


My favorite story of all time is:
"The Great Stories... the ones that really mattered. Full of darkness and danger they were, and sometimes you didn't want to know the end because how could the end be happy? How could the world go back to the way it was when so much bad had happened? But in the end it's only a passing thing, this shadow. Even darkness must pass. A new day will come, and when the sun shines it'll shine out the clearer. Those were the stories that stayed with you, that meant something even if you were too small to understand why... folk in those stories had lots of chances of turning back, only they didn't. They kept going because they were holding on to something." -Samwise Gamgee

In bed I like to read:
goodnight text messages <3

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
the library

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
You're stronger than you'll ever know

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
Metric- Help, I'm Alive

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
A corporation that will hire me to write... because corporations count as people now ;)

krisleighbear’s Latest Memoir of 3

“fulfilling the destiny beckoning from within”

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