Fundamentally, all writing is about the same thing; it's about dying, about the brief flicker of time we have here, and the frustration that it creates.
— Mordecai Richler
That Mordecai, always so sunny!
Today's Five Star Friday is brought to you by awesomeness. I would tell you more, but I don't want to ruin the surprise.
Two entries from Attack of the Redneck Mommy:
"I Don't Just Touch Myself"
"Life and Death"
"Girls’ Guide to Being a Courteous Human Being When Sharing a Community Bathroom" from Another Hot Mess
"Down Syndrome Awareness -- 31 for 21 -- Career Choices for People With Down Syndrome: A Dose of Reality" from Take a Walk On the Happy Side
"Friday Flashback — A Post That Once Was" from Honea Express
"Firsts" from Slouching Past 40
"Of Things Past" from Flotsam
A few entries regarding My Bottle's Up vs. the TSA:
"Why the @mybottlesup Story Really Chaps My Ass" from Suburban Oblivion
"A Little Advice for Nicole White, the TSA and Anyone Traveling With Kids" from elliott.org
"The FCC, TSA, @MyBottlesUp and Why Bloggers Can't Be Trusted" from Paul O'Flaherty
"Troubled Kids-Troubled Adults: The Only One Who Spoke Truth Yesterday Was 6 year Old Falcon - The Balloon Boy" by Davey D at Southern Shift
"These People Are Serious" from 1,000 Dog-Eared Pages
"40 Days & 40 Nights" from The Other Boufs
"The New York Times and Stephanie Saul: Infertility! Twins! Danger!" from Stirrup Queens
"Based On a True Story" from Wendi Aarons
"Dreams" from Redneck Diva
"Not Sure If This Post Makes Sense. Hope It Doesn't Sound Selfish." from Miz S
Trigger warning — this is a story of domestic violence:
"Jett" from Violence Unsilenced
"Katy Perry Is the Insect Avatar of Our Collective Unconscious" by the Palinode at MamaPop
Two entries from OrdinaryArt:
"In Defiance of Gravity"
"Your Body, Mine"
"Guest Post: From My Mom, About My Other Mom" at The Psychobabble
"Catching a Shadow" by cIII at DadCentric
"Molasses, Again" from Spin Me I Pulsate
"R-E-S-P-E-C-T" from A Common Grey Spider
"I Grow Old, I Grow Old" from cribchronicles.com
A Halloween series from Frog and Toad Are Still Friends:
"Because Halloween Is Coming", "Halloween Story 2", "Halloween #3", "Halloween #4", "Halloween #5", "Halloween #6", "Halloween #7", "Halloween #8", and "Halloween #9"
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