Category Archives: mystory

Transformation

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Mom, Don’t Say Anything

Reflection by Mary E. Latela, 7/24/2017 Ann Garvin put out some prompts this morning and they opened the floodgates of memories of my daughter starting college 15 years ago. At the parents’ gathering, we were welcomed by the college administrators. … Continue reading

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A Writer? Who, Me?

7 Steps I Took Through the Mine Fields Above my Heart Chakrah Before I Decided   to call Myself an Author! Mary Ellen Latela Reprinted 7/9/2017 Seven Steps on the Writing Ladder Having the Tools Mom was very busy with … Continue reading

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The Mystery of the Blue Heart

Mary E. Latela @LatelaMary October 10, 2016 THE MYSTERY OF THE BLUE HEART When Emily was a kindergarten girl, she was happy when her teacher said that for Mother’s Day, they were each going to make a mosaic. She explained … Continue reading

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Succeed as a Writer? Yes, you can!

Reflection by Mary E. Latela. Thanks to Jeff Goins for the seeds for this essay. I just read Jeff Goins in-your-face, honest essay about why so few people make it as a writer. Jeff, I look at this a little … Continue reading

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In the Beginning (novella w.i.p.)

In the Beginning of A Marriage by Mary E. Latela August, 2016 I’m Going to Fix this Marriage if it Kills Me; And how it almost did I suppose I should have been skeptical that a fairly nice looking man … Continue reading

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Calming My Heart

Reflection by Mary E. Latela, August 15, 2016 We learned a while back that my ex-husband died, not recently either, over a year ago. In all honesty, my initial reaction was, who will have sympathy for me? In other words, I was … Continue reading

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In Response to Ann Garvin

In Response to Ann Garvin’s I Like you Better When You’re Not Here Reviewed Mary E. Latela 7/13/2016 Dear Ann, I could have been swallowed up in your novel – I understand that it’s just not healthy to take care … Continue reading

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Me too!

I Know How That Feels by Mary E. Latela, June 4, 2016 At Lit Hub today, I was curious to see what Matthew Norman (author of Domestic Violets) had to say about: “What to Do When No One Shows Up … Continue reading

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But It’s Research

But It’s Research by Mary E. Latela, April 23, 2016 I grew up very close to Long Island Sound, in New Haven, Connecticut, and without realizing it, my heart beat must have been in sync with the ocean’s rhythm.  I smelled … Continue reading

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