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Five Star Friday's Edition #56

The good writing of any age has always been the product of someone's neurosis, and we'd have a mighty dull literature if all the writers that came along were a bunch of happy chuckleheads.

   — William Styron


I am almost inspired to get that quote tattooed on my forehead, but, thankfully, I'm too sane for that.

Enjoy this week's feast!

"Best Idea Ever!" from As I Was Saying

"Twirling, Twirling, Twirling Toward Freedom" from Saviabella

"'Wonderfully Made' or 'How I Learned About Sex'" from Buggering Crap Monkies

"Oh, Archie" from The Eagle & Child

"CSI: Carp" from Party of 3

"Jammin' Against the Darkness" from Magic Molly

"I Shall Speak of It No More" from Notes from the Trenches

"Why It Bothers Me" from Issas Crazy World

"A Moment of Mindfulness" from A Common Grey Spider

"Child of My Dreams" from Insta-Mom

"How You Sound" from Looky, Daddy!

"36 Weeks" from Dooce

"My So-Moled Life" from Daddy Likey

"What Happens When Your Kid Has to Entertain Herself Too Much" from Burgh Baby

"One More Summer" from Sweet Juniper!

"Shed Pounds Fast with the Red Bull Diet Plus Mild Heart Attack, Cramped Bowel, Etc. Fast More Better Free" by Black Hockey Jesus at MamaPop

"Life Is Delicious" from Tranny Head Rawks

"The Children" from Queen of Hyperbole

Trigger warning: content is about surviving rape:
"Come and Face the Strange" from Flutter

"Why Music Matters" from Amanda Fucking Palmer

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