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    3.23.2012. Anissa died.

    Anissa, it appeared, jumped off a 300 foot cliff. She was headed for the hard cold ground under three feet of standing water when a surfboard sized flying saber interrupted her fall.

    It is said the saber belonged to the evil entity that pushed Anissa off the cliff. A spirit guide stole the evil entity's saber and murdered evil on the spot.

    Hikers found my body days later. Only I and that saber stealing spirit know my cadaver is an impostor. It's the physical manifestation of an evil that lost. This time.


    It is, perhaps, a very selfish demand that I feel.

    Perhaps because my life experience expands the definition of meaningful.

    Or narrows the very definition of meaningful.

    It is not enough to drop a few words. And make it a sentence.

    It is, however, everything to throw real feeling and life--a time one has bled, died, hurt, laughed, smiled, or cried-- into a sentence before it dares form a paragraph. Dares masquerade as thought.

    Oh. My. God. How. I love that.

    When. I. Can. Feel. Words.

    Often innovative ideas, alternative perspectives and epiphanies prompt something other than emotion. Unless, off course, enlightenment is emotion.

    21st century online journalism demands writers rapidly compound information and entertainment. Five words or less per sentence. Please.

    Wanted: entertaining informers for attention deficient surfers of the interwebs.

    Skills needed: preternatural wit.

    It is, perhaps, a very selfish demand that I feel.
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