Epilepsy Took Away My Sister’s Dream

Cheche Winnie

She comforted and promised to write me letters while away since I was being enrolled to a boarding school while she was lucky to remain in day school. It was our first time to be in different schools and that was my last day to see my sister “normal”.

She was naturally bright and didn’t need to do much of reading like us for her great grades. She is funny, loving, empathetic, beautiful, genius, just to name a few. Everyone loved her from the teachers, workers, students and neighbors. She has always been my rock and best friend.

She loves watching airplanes especially at night and will always drag someone with her to enjoy the beautiful sight. She also loved studying stars and identify different moon shapes. We ended up spending most of the nights admiring the skies and counting falling stars. Her dream was to be a pilot someday…

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‘You Buy the Bonds and the Mulqueens Will Win the War’

The Hanneman Archive

It was just the kind of wartime story that made an emotional impact on Milwaukee and the state of Wisconsin. Three Irish brothers serving in World War II appeared together to promote the sale of war bonds at a series of rallies in November 1944. Two were home on leave from the front and one was about to embark on his first overseas tour of duty.

There they stood on stage, the baby-faced Thomas “Tinker” Mulqueen still in naval training, the serious Marine Cpl. Earl J. Mulqueen Jr., on crutches due to the loss of his left leg above the knee, and the curly-haired redhead, Patrick J. Mulqueen, home from more than 18 months at sea with the U.S. Navy.

The Milwaukee Journal carried a front-page story on the Mulqueen brothers and the war bond drive in November 1944. The Milwaukee Journal carried a front-page story on the Mulqueen brothers and the war bond drive in November 1944.

“Maybe it is because they are Irish, or maybe it is because they look…

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Thistledown – Midsummer Bedlam 10

Teagan's Books

Friday, September 15, 2017

Marketing Graphic for ThisledownWelcome back to the faery world of Thistledown!

Writing Process

The writing of this episode was frequently interrupted.  That can make it even harder for creativity to flow, to fly by the seat of my pantser pants.  Then I reminded myself that there were still faery characters waiting in the wings, marking time until their parts in the story are found by my flying pants.  Actually, that didn’t make it any easier.  However, I finally finished the chapter.

About This Episode

It’s been fun to imagine slightly off-kilter versions of the characters in this serial, what I called the “scary faeries,” from the colorless world of Bedlam Thunder’s visions.  You’ll meet another of those today.  Without further ado, let’s fly off to Thistledown.

Thistledown

Midsummer Bedlam 10

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Fire andFurry

Beautiful birdsong made music throughout the branches of the primeval evergreen tree.  My…

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