Author Archives: Leanne Beattie

The Thing That Made You

I try to understand: You grew up poor and the Depression shaped you, so all you had was what you didn’t have, And you didn’t know how to get without taking. How you thought life had failed you, leaving you … Continue reading

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This Is What You’ll Get

This is what you’ll get when you mess with us Unmovable stubbornness no matter how hard you push Turning away the more you grasp Alone Arms of branches, wisps of willow Holding hope for a minute there I lost myself … Continue reading

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Destroy the Evidence

Last Saturday I went to a writing workshop in London, hosted by Brian Henry. During the workshop, we had 30 minutes to write a short story about a character named Stella, age 42. The theme  I chose was “destroy the evidence”. … Continue reading

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New article on Sparkpeople.com

Great news! I started writing again for Sparkpeople.com, a leading American health and fitness website. My latest article is here: Motivational article

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Your story

I’m writing poetry again! It’s been years, but this one came to me in a rush. I love how productive poetry makes me feel–I can create something in only a short period of time. Someday I will tattoo this Isak … Continue reading

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Copywriting

Copywriting and Marketing Source: Copywriting

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Spring cleaning

Spring Cleaning   I thought of you today as I cleaned out our fridge Elbow-deep in dripping lettuce and bags of green oranges A Hiroshima of mold exploded when I opened the packages Remember Sunday shopping? Now I throw it … Continue reading

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