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Theresa Largusa
McKinney, Texas
Word wrangler. Thinker of big ideas. Story explorer.
Interests: music, good friends, coffee, conversation, bad jokes, jolly husband, naughty schnauzers, playing with sentences = my favorite things.
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Little Ghostly Dirt Girl encourages you to continue to shout into the void. The message may not always make sense, but it is received in ways beyond your limited ability to prognosticate. All you need to do is remain faithful to what's percolating in your belly. So you're searching for... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Semi-Daily Scribbles
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Hey Phil, I don't care you are a forerunner on the Fake News front. Good on ya, I say. You made a few coins, picked up a loyal batch of readers, and pulled one over on those who thought they picked up a few IQ points reading your hinterland dispatches.... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Semi-Daily Scribbles
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Ah sweet, sweet irascible you! Discernment is in your DNA. And how those snobby pants fit you just right! But I got lessons to learn from you. Like love. THE YOUNG PERSON'S GAME. I'm not interested in being a young person, but understanding what the ticker wants = Life Goals.... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Semi-Daily Scribbles
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"You always ask me. But what about you? Why are you here?" "For the paycheck. But seriously ... I'm here to be me and shine a light in dark places. Like this office. Plus I'm a runner and need to learn how to do that surrender thing. Yeah, life lessons.... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Semi-Daily Scribbles
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I got teary-eyed at work the other day. It caught me off-guard. Then I remembered 8/12 was coming up. It's not like you are ever far from my thoughts. That twinge of melancholia was a reminder of the day your Pa and I sent you off on your journey. I... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2017 at Semi-Daily Scribbles
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Previously... Darla's got everything she needs for The Little Expedition to Find her Authentic Self shoved inside her truck's glove box: a feather duster, this, and a blood glucose meter. Oh, and a joyous heart and an open mind. Speaking of which, she's already forgiven Ort for his comment that... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2017 at Semi-Daily Scribbles
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A fistful of feathers will get us up and over and down the mountain, but all that downy comfort may not a transformative journey make. What's the sense in descending upon a foregone conclusion? We are explorers with our manila envelopes crammed with crumpled notes, extra pair of socks and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2017 at Semi-Daily Scribbles
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Unless one is a pie crust, being flaky is not an admirable trait. It's like this: you are smart and capable, and have no sense of time at all. You definitely run on your own schedule and have a knack for pulling off the disappearing act. "Hey, did Lance just... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2017 at Semi-Daily Scribbles
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FleshBots need patience and a sense of humor. That's why I laughed when Chad handed me a 3 Musketeers and said, "You're a rail. Eat this." Would it have made a difference if I'd said, "Where I come from, we're all rails?" Let's step out of the body. My lack... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2017 at Semi-Daily Scribbles
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Previously... Finding one's tribe is more important than wishing on a star for the other half of one's soul to flutter on down to terra firma. Or, as Ort wrote in his 70-sheet yellow Norcom this morning: For Darla (but I won't say anything yet because she's really fragile right... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2017 at Semi-Daily Scribbles
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The last big water I bathed in was the Grand Prismatic. It was during that soak I awoke with the following knowledge: I can raise my vibration as high as my thighs. Flukes don't like hot sauce. Never trust a coyote propelled by pulleys and ropes. The key to beautiful... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2017 at Semi-Daily Scribbles
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The Sales Associate asked what I was doing with the couple pair of jeans I had draped across my left arm. "I'm on my way to the dressing room to try them on?" "Go ahead," she said, "but show me when you're ready." "Ok?" "Trust me. I know how to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2017 at Semi-Daily Scribbles
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You are trapped beneath the tide. I'm up where the air is just right for a select school of fish. We are both searching for truth in tight spaces. There are stars beneath the waves that guide us. There are lights at the back of the house that never go... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2017 at Semi-Daily Scribbles
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Previously... So how does Darla describe the way Ort smells? Well, he ain't a cologne guy. What wafts from the man's pores is (to Darla, anyway) an irresistible elixir of curry and chlorine. Burning tires and Mentholatum. The penny Darla picked up in the parking lot of the Prairie View... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2017 at Semi-Daily Scribbles
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How's your journey coming along? Have you added another page to your Summer Soliloquy? I came to visit you last night. The wall I jumped was 10 feet tall. And when I got to the front door? You'd moved your mountain even higher into the clouds. At least you left... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2017 at Semi-Daily Scribbles
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Second Acts. Encores. Whatcha gonna do when you no longer have to punch a clock? I don't golf. The thought of a cruise ship holiday makes my butthole pucker. I've been making art since I was a child, so that's not going to change, but neither will it pay for... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2017 at Semi-Daily Scribbles
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Intention: Mind! Body! Soul! We are magnetic personalities to whom people are drawn. (Hey! Did you know the best way to learn how to live in the moment is to love a depressive?) Because it's no secret: My horribly wrong, 9-year-long turn has led me to you. Reinvention: Release! Freedom!... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2017 at Semi-Daily Scribbles
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Previously... two wholes, ort. Tap the vein. the waiting-for-my-better-other-half is poisoned thinking! i don't want you to need me. Do you feel the pull? how this bond is supposed to work is you seek out my companionship because you like me. Family of origin. not because i can do something... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2017 at Semi-Daily Scribbles
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Benny showed me how to concoct a remedy to take back my life. I'd grown withdrawn and *bunchy because I gave away my power to someone else's dream. Benny could tell by the copious notes I scribbled in my book I hadn't a clue how to steer my boat. "You... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2017 at Semi-Daily Scribbles
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Hold on to that feeling of lightness and electricity because it can't be bottled or believed. [Fierce or fears?] Your illuminated halo disintegrates the world. (Be Mean To Keep 'Em Keen!) Walk into nothing and the sun will find you all the same. {I like cutting hearts out of garbage... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2017 at Semi-Daily Scribbles
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I don't like telling another person's story. Not if I wasn't an active participant in it or given written permission. Reckon it's due to my dislike of fictional memoirs and the scourge of humanity: fake news. I also realize this self-imposed creative restraint is the death knell for a writer.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2017 at Semi-Daily Scribbles
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Previously... Darla riffs on what Love is and isn't: First off, anything covered in hearts is a Top Seller down at the old Prairie View Drive-In Swap Meet. Love - a favorite topic, for sure. Love is a messy mix of hormonal teenage angst (ah, the rush of that first... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2017 at Semi-Daily Scribbles
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The Silver Needle Theatre appears when foresight steals the spotlight. She's the only venue equipped to show what can only be seen inside the mind. So here I am in the balcony, watching you speak to a packed house. You are dressed in your best white button down, blue jeans,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2017 at Semi-Daily Scribbles
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Have I bought into any number of myths concerning beauty? Do I truly believe beauty comes in all shapes, shades, and sizes? Is everyone beautiful? Sure. I'm not going to lie. I have a huge crush on Charlotte and I wouldn't mind being tall and slim and very French. Hell,... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2017 at Semi-Daily Scribbles
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Previously... Darla would like to take this opportunity to strip down her message. She doesn't have time this week to get too wordy since she's elbow deep in a new project that requires many used dryer sheets, so here goes: I don't want anyone to foot the bill for my... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2017 at Semi-Daily Scribbles