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Solid Gray Gunk


Stephen King should envy me my dreams—so creative, so horrible. I wake and am dreaming, as always, about my sisters—one bank officer and two ordained Methodist ministers.  They never visited me.  They visited each other; they took vacations together; they … Continue reading

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Monsters in the Field


(Continued of “From Peter Pan to Hypnotherapy”) My psychologist, Dr. Paul M. Cohen, and I also used hypnotherapy for other things.  Consequent to menopause, I had developed uncontrolled bleeding.  Paul and I went to the gynecologist who insisted that I had … Continue reading

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The Undrugging of Annie (Part III)


I seldom had enough energy to travel the two hundred seventy miles to where my family lived.  My family did not come to visit me.  Two of my sisters and my father were randomly angry at me for being unable … Continue reading

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About the Author: Anne C Woodlen (Part IV)


Out on pass, I collapsed psychologically and took an overdose.  When I failed to return to the hospital on time, the doctor said I probably was out partying and not to try to find me.  She left me alone to … Continue reading

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