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Melissa Ashcraft

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Stories by Melissa Ashcraft

It was graduation night on May 22, 2011, when Joplin High School and more than 7,500 other buildings were destroyed by one of the deadliest tornadoes...
“The essential thing to write is time and solitude,” she said. “You have to be willing to waste time.” The she is...
Could a brain dump be interesting to read? Daily musings and memories pecked out in Georgia typeface at my dining room table. Would anyone else, in...
“My days are pretty open. I can be flexible.” That was me, responding to ... wait for it ... my personal trainer. It’s amazing...
We weren’t white trash. My mother would never have allowed it. We were poor in terms of actual cash money, but I never wore Sunday school shoes...
It started. Exactly on time. The weather men and women said that it would. Around 2:00 p.m., the snow would begin to fall, then it would fall and...
I am writing this piece in an effort to pull myself away from the television. I am trying hard not to check in and see how Barack, Michelle, and the...
Now I have no excuses. My husband and three brilliant children gave me a Mac iBook for my birthday. That means I must write. Every day. Everywhere....
We’re having our house painted and it’s consuming my very soul. I’ve collected dozens of color chips from myriad paint stores and...
Now I have no excuses. My husband and three brilliant children gave me an iBook for my birthday. That means I must write. Every day. Everywhere....