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Outputstream: Brilliance
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What is brilliance? Some say it's a flash. A flash of what? Bright light descending from heaven, imparted through the glow of one's aura which is proposed to exist but has never been seen. New age mumbo jumbo meant to...
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Who Is Pretty Odd?
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My name is Jessica E. Thomas. I live in the tension between Pretty and Odd. I am: A girl who grew up on Star Trek and Carl Sagan, who started wearing glasses at the age of nine. A woman who...
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Autumn Road
Novels novels everywhere and not a minute to write…
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Today's "something shiny" is a novel I started about four years ago. I didn't get very far with it. In fact, what you see below is all there is. Nevertheless, I'm intrigued with this cast of characters and I'd like...
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Noah Gabba Gabba and April Wrap Up
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It's been a busy spring at the Thomas residence. This past week was particularly...interesting? I came down with a cold last Sunday and missed a total of 8 hours of work between Monday and Tuesday. As soon as my fever...
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Garden Party
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It's more like February outside, with the snow, sleet, and whatever other frozen thing Mother Nature can concoct, but at my house, we're still holding out hope that spring will arrive soon. As such, we are preparing for our garden....
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Spring Fever? Nope. Try, Baby Fever.
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Ever have a sudden, irrational, urgent, all-consuming desire to have a baby? It's called baby fever. And take heart, it's curable. Jessica E. Thomas graduated summa cum laude with Academic Honors in Writing from Ball State University, receiving a Bachelor...
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Merry Un-Christmas
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Christmas is once again a thing of the past (yay!) and it's that time of the year when hoards of wannabe healthy people begin working on undoing the damage (and weight gain) of the holidays. I got a jump on...
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WANTED: The Christmas Spirit
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The Christmas Spirit is an elusive specter in the Thomas house. For me, at least. My children possess it in copious amounts, or shall I say, it has possessed them and they are bubbling over with excitement as a result....
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‘Kindled Hearts’ Preview
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For reasons probably related to temporary insanity, I wrote a Christmas-themed inspirational romance novella during NaNoWriMo. For reasons definitely related to temporary insanity, I plan to release it SOON. In the meantime, here is Chapter 1. I hope you enjoy!...
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Climbing Back onto the Wagon
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Yesterday's blog post was good medicine, so I've decided to continue the trend with another post. I'm feeling better today, less like I'm pretending to feel okay for the sake of others. This has me feeling cautiously optimistic about the...
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