Beth Burnett

Storyteller

There’s something about a chilly (almost) fall weekend, a cup of coffee, and a good book. I’ve read this book before, though it was before the author won a Goldie for best short story collection of the year. The author, Karen Richard, takes the reader through a year of stories – different life events from …

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Writing isn’t just about words. I saw a meme the other day that said something like “Being an adult is telling yourself ‘But after this week, things will slow down a bit’ until you die.” It was the perfect moment for a laugh/cry reaction. Because it’s so true. Today, I was sitting down with my …

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I quit smoking ten years ago this month. It was, at that time, the biggest and hardest thing I had ever done. I went cold turkey and I spent the first three months feeling as if I was going to die and the next three months wanting a cigarette every single day. After a year, …

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