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Five Star Friday: Edition #53

Coleridge was a drug addict. Poe was an alcoholic. Marlowe was killed by a man whom he was treacherously trying to stab. Pope took money to keep a woman's name out of a satire then wrote a piece so that she could still be recognized anyhow. Chatterton killed himself. Byron was accused of incest. Do you still want to a writer--and if so, why?

   — Bennett Cerf


Happy Friday!

"In the Springtime of His Voodoo" from Whiskey in My Sippy Cup

"I Just Couldn't Live with Myself Knowing I Had Just Killed Myself" from The Sky Is Falling In

"More Ladders Than Snakes" from Sweet | Salty

"Adventures in Mechanical Engineering (or, How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love My Foundation Garment)" from Are You Kidding Me?

"Me and Graveyard Ghosts" from Lone Star Concerto

"I Want to Save Your Life (Fatass.)" from LaurieWrites

"Great Moments in Bone Sports History" from If You Read Only One Blog This Year...

"A Conversation with Myself" from Half Full or Half Empty

"Blended Motherhood" by Allyson Howard at On Parenting at The Washington Post

"Second Verse, Same As the First" from Major Bedhead

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