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Member since April 11, 2008


Right now, I'm reading:
a lot

My favorite story of all time is:
Under Gemini by Rosamunde Pilcher

In bed I like to read:
fiction mostly

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
random places, misc.

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 love, that is all.

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Hey girl, don't be so serious!

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
Silver Spring by Stevie Nicks

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
Haven't met him yet.

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