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Fine With That

**Published by Long Story Short in 2013**
by: Rebecca Taylor
You may have blue eyes or maybe they’re green
Or perhaps like mine, they’re brown
But I’m fine with that
We may speak with different accents
Or pronounce our words differently
But I’m fine with that
You may stand with your hands poised when you talk
And I tend to gesture from time to time 
But I’m fine with that
There are some questions I may not find the answers to today
Maybe the replies will come tomorrow or it may take a lifetime
But I’m fine with that 
You might never be a mathematician
And maybe I will never spell some words correctly
But I’m fine with that
Thunderstorms might always scare you
And I’ll probably never like heights
But I’m fine with that
The important thing is that we are people
All different but in some complex way all the same
All flesh and blood and bone                                               
As a world, we need to all be fine with that. 
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Truth in Love

by: Rebecca Taylor

How quickly perspectives change

Our minds tell us we belong with one sort of person

But heart’s reactions tell us otherwise

Then comes analyzing questions

Some based on fear

Others trying to find the logic

Truth is love is not analytical

But passionate

Based on trust and faith.

 

Moments of joy based on balance

Like two kayakers paddling in harmony to stay afloat

Pointed in the right direction

When things begin to go askew

They can be corrected.

 

Words said but not understood

Non comprehension at what was uttered

Sometimes we must look past the words to find the meaning

Protection comes in many forms

Hearts and minds have shields of armour

Sometimes it is the tongue, sharp witted like a blade

That slices the pain or shifts the blame.

Asking your Editor to Ask Questions

When I write something, I love getting feedback. It can be a little bit scary to let someone read something I slaved over (or in some cases, really didn’t work hard at all) but I like it because someone else can give me suggestions.

But my favorite part about getting an edit is when the editor asks questions. If the editor is good, they will ask helpful questions.

For example:

Questions that clarify- “What do you mean by this line?”

Questions that predict- “Will this be a love triangle?” “Are you planning on making her personality lead her to trouble later?”

Questions that make you reflect- “Is this scene necessary?”

What does this have to do with you? Next time you edit someone’s writing, ask questions! Ask your editors to ask questions.

Questions, questions, questions.

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