the collective snapshot

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This was loosely inspired by chapter 16 of Snapshots (a collection of bunny one shots) by AruuPyon. I just really laughed at Kenny calling Kyle ‘mom’ sign me up for that it was adorable

ANOTHER YEAR GONE: ARE YOU STILL HEADING TOWARD HELL?

Somewhere in the gallery

of the Middle American Gothic

should be an exhibition on the most

underappreciated of Bible-Belt art forms,

the pithy roadside church sign– 

it became a game for you and me

collecting snapshots of such theological conundrums

as “UR ETERNAL HOME: SMOKING OR NON?”

or “JESUS IS COMING, R U READY?”

we didn’t mean to mock, didn’t

mean to be the haughty liberal northerners

but when Silver Creek Pentecostal proclaimed:

“GOD SENT THE FIRST VALENTINE

WITH TWO BOARDS AND THREE NAILS”

it was too good to pass up–

somewhere I still have the two pieces

of scrap lumber you nailed together

and gave to me with a chocolate heart:

God’s shitty junior-high shop project.

Still, we couldn’t write it off

as if there was nothing beautiful

in “I LOVE YOU.

YOU’RE FORGIVEN.

COME HOME.  – GOD”

and wasn’t the spirit of the Lord

somehow upon us that night when,

driving back to our dry county

(“ALCOHOL IS THE DEVIL’S WATER”)

from a two-hour round-trip beer run,

we worked out anagrams in ballpoint

on a bar napkin, redeeming Deer Run

Baptist Church’s January damnation.

Our designated driver pulled

onto the roadside shoulder

and there between the highway

and the house of prayer we scrambled

the sliding letters, arranging our message:

“ANOTHER YEAR GONE: ARE YOU

STILL HEALING THE WORLD?”

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Brazilian model and newly minted Victoria’s Secret Angel Lais Ribeiro has walked the catwalk for the likes of Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Marc Jacobs, but the stunning beauty’s rise to international fame has been anything typical.

The 24-year-old was one of ten models to earn their ‘wings’ and be named as one of Victoria’s Secret’s new Angels this spring, but Lais, who has a seven-year-old son named Alexandre, was born a world away from the bright lights of the fashion industry, in Teresina, Piauí, and grew up in a remote rural town in Brazil – never considering becoming a model until she was an 18-year-old mother of one.

Images from Lais’ personal photo collection, which include snapshots from her childhood, document how she went from a fresh-faced tomboy, and a teenage mother, to one of the most sought-after models in the world.

Read more:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3163874/How-Victoria-s-Secret-Angel-Lais-Ribeiro-went-teenage-mother-rural-Brazil-one-sought-models-world.html#ixzz3g5SMfwRQ

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AmazingPhil’s YouNow | November 22, 2014

These Lovely Years (1/?)

A collection of snapshots from the lives of Felicity, Oliver, Millie and Nate from my ‘This feels like falling in love’ universe.

Back in July during the SOTY madness, I decided to add short stories to my reblogs to make it more fun, and asked for prompts for TFLFIL. This universe has been so fun to write (and since apparently some of you like it:) I didn’t want to leave it and decided back then to create a sequel of sort composed mainly of drabbles.

I hope you enjoy :) 

Thank you to @oh-monteith for the terrific cover.

 “I have a boyfriend”

Oliver almost choked on his cup of coffee at Millie’s quiet announcement and Felicity smiled

“Really, honey? What’s his name?”

“Robbie. He’s 7 like me. We sit together in class.”

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