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An introduction of sorts

Hi there! My name is Sarah. I’ve been writing on Medium for a few years. In 2018 I quit my job and began freelancing. At the same time I started writing here, because the internet told me it was The Thing To Do. My plan was to create helpful content…

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a short story

I pray backwards.

“That’s sacrilegious,” Mama tells me when I get around to mentioning it, but Mama’s only a child herself, barely 25 years old. She still wears short dresses, her knees flashing at God as she sits in the pew and I know the certainty will fade from her…

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One of the better excuses you’ve heard for not writing a novel

“It’s going to be so beautiful,” she said.

“What is?”

“The novel I’m going to write. There will be a woman walking across a distant beach, where every wave returns a rainbow to the sky. Her arms crossed and her eyes fixed on the distant horizon, she’ll dream of the…

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Pick up your swords and write a novel if you must

The first few days of November were filled with divisive discourse on twitter. This is not shocking, as most discourse on twitter is divisive. People are currently splitting themselves into camps based on their level of annoyance at a pug that sometimes has bones. Throw in something like the impending…

Sarah Lofgren

Engaged in inadvisable wordsmitheries and other creative acts.

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