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Carrie Maldonado – Writer

Freelance writer, wordsmith, and novelist

I don’t know about you, but I’m a very special, unique individual with a complicated life, an unusual story, a background that has things in it I’d rather weren’t, a messy family, a cluttered house, a big heart, good intentions, a well-developed sarcasm muscle, a sometimes dysfunctional body image, chronic dissatisfaction with certain aspects of society, severe introversion with tendencies towards rabid attention-seeking, not enough time, intermittent anxiety about things I can’t control, and above all a desire to leave a positive impact on the world and the people I love.

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It starts at about 6:00 am. “Mommy!” The cry is confident, knowing that it will be answered promptly. They might want (yet another) glass of water. More likely they’re ready to get up though. I feel like a jerk, because I’m not happy about this. I was counting on getting another hour, hour and a …

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So if you know me at all, you will know that I unfortunately am no stranger to 4-letter words (partially thanks to working in the construction industry for over ten years and partially because I am just a work in progress, thank you very much).  However, there is one 4-letter word that just makes me …

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