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Winners announced - The Brunette ChallengeCongratulations to the following winners!
:iconb-r-a-c-i-a-t-a: wins - 3 month premium membership, 300 points, 1 large stock pack http://cathleentarawhiti.deviantart.com/gallery/37862918 and one premium content stock image http://cathleentarawhiti.deviantart.com/gallery/38969668
:iconkimmiekrazy: wins - 1 month premium membership, 100 points, 1 small/med stock pack http://cathleentarawhiti.deviantart.com/gallery/25396766 and one premium content stock image http://cathleentarawhiti.deviantart.com/gallery/38969668
:iconb-r-a-c-i-a-t-a: wins - 1 month premium membership and 1 small/med stock pack http://cathleentarawhiti.deviantart.com/gallery/25396766
Extra prize out of all of the other entries - my choice -
:iconimp0o0o0o: wins - 3 month premium membership, 300 points and 1 large stock pack http://cathleentarawhiti.deviantart.com/gallery/37862918 and one premium content stock image htt
Teenage TaoismGiving birth is the closest I’d ever felt to dying.
Before that, my near death experiences had consisted only of my silent announcement of pregnancy—silent, being that my social media accounts were all deleted almost simultaneously and I never returned to school in the fall, saying without really saying that I had caught the malicious disease of “teenage pregnancy”. I’m sure the whisper spread in the hallways like the Bubonic Plague. That September, sitting at home on what would have been the first day of my senior year, I imagined friends I’d never talk to again saying “she was only seventeen, and so full of life!” at my absence in the cafeteria tables, as if they were attending my funeral instead of talking about me behind my back.
"Full of life," I had snorted then, folding a never ending stream of what had once been my own baby clothes. "Literally."
I walked around like a zombie for the months of my pregnancy, deciding t
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