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Here I f*cking go again

Here it comes again. The overwhelming stress. The crash in motivation. The inner seething. The jaw gritting to keep from screaming. The self-hatred. The sheer rage at how useless I am. I fricking hate it, but how do you combat

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My Bubbly-Sweet Paranoid Schizophrenic Friend

No, that title is NOT a euphemism for my paranoid OCD! I really do have a friend who has been officially diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia since she was 28 and has agreed to do an interview! So Sunday night, right,

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People are Pockets of Light

Incoming philosophical sh*t! Be warned! So I was running through the park, right? [No, no admirers were chasing me down–or detractors; I just get a kick out of running up and down the park for two hours sometimes. It bewilders

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What makes a fantasy romance dark?

So Imma be honest: I don’t get what people think is ‘dark’ romance, specifically dark fantasy romance. Like I get told I write f*cked up heroes and love interests even though, you know, they read pretty fine to me. [Don’t

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The people across the way

I suppose it started when I was vacuuming in my underwear. I have no curtains, and the people who live in the building across the street have a direct view into my room. I have ever fewer f*cks to give

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Diary of a Paranoid Obsessive-Compulsive

Let me take you on a tour of a troubled brain, exhibited in random shreds of scheduled blog posts that I never published, polished to their maddest sheen. April 10, 2019 [I Can’t Have Beautiful Things] I can’t have beautiful

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A long time ago, I ran away to Prague…

A long time ago, I ran away to Prague. Why? Didn’t I have a good life where I was? I’m going to tell you. I promised it to my newsletter subscribers, after all – to answer this question: “When and

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In Every Corner of Prague…

I live in a fascinatingly chimeric city. In every corner of Prague, you’ll find something unusual, something a little…skewed. I’m going to share a few pictures here – don’t expect anything much [you can never get the *really* good stuff

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Finding Hope in a Hopeless World

January 1, 2020 For the entirety of last year, I buried my living, breathing lungs in the slowly desiccating heart of our earth. It was a year of rage and tears, paralysis and rot. I burrowed into the loam not

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Put Your Changelings Here

Near the Square of Peace in Prague (Náměstí Míru), there’s a so-called ‘baby box’ for women to put babies they would otherwise abandon on the street. Presumably, the child will be taken in and cared for – a much better

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Sonya Lano

Sonya Lano

Owner of two cats and huge dreams and author of any kind of love story so long as wild stuff is going on...

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