I Am So Born

I Am So Born

We lived, not in San Pablo’s compressed urban area, but in a rural outskirt area, on a small street called Willets Avenue. more…
Before Conception – Why I’m Here, Where I Came From

Before Conception – Why I’m Here, Where I Came From

Fiction by Linda Jo Martin A few years back I started writing an autobiography … this is an excerpt, but I warn you in advance, it is 100% fictional. more…
I thought I went to Texas

I thought I went to Texas

Sometimes adults just don’t understand children. Texas is a state of mind. It doesn’t matter how long it takes to get there. more…
What a Weird Body!

What a Weird Body!

She was so shy – this little girl that was I. She was afraid of the world. more…
Rejected By Friends

Rejected By Friends

My childhood friends, Nettie and Karissa (fake names of course), were Christians. I was not. My parents were agnostic. more…
Contraband Song

Contraband Song

I have few childhood memories of being in a church. My father took my sister and I to a Presbyterian Church for a few weeks. I was bored. He gave us each a dime – always a dime – to add to the collection dish when it came around. But though he was willing to […] more…
The Old Abandoned Tractor

The Old Abandoned Tractor

An old abandoned tractor sat in the field behind our home in San Pablo. It was beyond the backyard fence, between our house on Willets Drive, and the freeway. more…
Adventure Maiden’s House

Adventure Maiden’s House

After we moved from San Pablo, when I was too young to remember (maybe I was two or three) we lived in a house built onto the hillside above El Cerrito, California, just south of The Arlington. The lower level was a garage. Stairs led to the front door – stairs I remember tumbling down, […] more…
The Long Shadow

The Long Shadow

It was late in the day; I was three years old. I saw my shadow ahead of me, so long, and it went past where my mother was walking. That shadow, so long and tall compared to my mother’s 5’9″ frame, made a deep impression on my psyche. With a start I realized it looked […] more…
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