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Five Star Friday's Edition #66

Write what you want to read. The person you know best in this world is you. Listen to yourself. If you are excited by what you are writing, you have a much better chance of putting that excitement over to a reader.

   — Robin McKinley


Accept that it is Friday and that you're not really going to get any work done anyway. Five Star Friday is here, so set yourself on cruise and enjoy the ride.

Also, and I mean this seriously, drop URLs to your own awesome entries in the comments. Be shameless.

"Susan Nelson" from Fat Cyclist

"Don't Forget Your Hammer Pants" by ChurchPunkMom at The Un Mom

"Hunger" from Slouching Past 40

"When You Give a Kid a Whoopie Cushion..." from Undomestic Diva

"Living with Grief After Death" from Morningside Mom

"A Game I'd Rather Not Play" from Taste Like Crazy

"Let's Talk About Cancer" from CharmingBitch

Two by Deb on the Rocks:
"Finally, An Answer! It Turns Out I'm Kool Aid Intolerant!"
and
"When the DSM-IV Is the DSM-TV, or, Where Did You Go, Dick York, You Broke My Heart!"

"Remaining Embassadors of Trust" from Instinctively Said

"Sprinkles of Suck" from Is It 5 O'Clock Yet?

"The Motherhood of Boys" from Girl's Gone Child

TRIGGER WARNING — personal account of rape:
"Flutter" by Flutter at Violence UnSilenced

"How the Women of Ford, An Assembly Plant, And a Guy Named Larry Changed My Life" from CityMama

"If I Wrote My Memoirs, Only One Page Would Have Words On It, And the Rest Would Be Pictures of Dragons" from Barefoot Foodie

"Big Pimpin', Spendin' G's" from Shindig

"Playing with Fire, Sex, and Shame" by Sarah Sloane at Sexis

"Ugly" from Miss Britt

"Plan B" from Just Another First-Person Narrative

"Lingering" from #FreeAnissa

"Time Outs, Marshmallow Fluff and Other Things I've Learned" from I'm Living Proof That God Has a Sense of Humor

"Two Days in August" from Not a Girl, Not Yet a Wino

"Morbid Curiosity" from Young Widow's Wasteland

Please come back and share good writing with us over the coming week to be featured on the next Five Star Friday. If you have read a really good piece on someone else's weblog, submit it by Thursday at midnight CST to have it featured on Five Star Friday.

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