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38 Responses to Published

  1. Mils says:

    That’s brill. What a pertinent piece of writing. And I read “backup e-mail account” as “blackmail account” … πŸ™‚

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  2. tlryder says:

    Perfect end lines!


  3. mySestina says:

    This is so innovative…. brilliant!!!


  4. “ransoms are paid monthly,” wonderful line!

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  5. This is brilliant!

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  6. Tanya Cliff says:

    Brilliantly constructed, Elan! I loved this.

    “Your mother’s maiden blush”…perfectly put!


  7. leswartz says:

    Your way with words never disappoints, “ransoms are paid monthly” genius line!

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  8. Just Joan says:

    This one is awesome, so much truth in there. The juxtaposition of our made up faces and identities is amazing. BTW, do I get a free cosmetic bag for being your 100th LIKE? Well done, Elan! πŸ™‚

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    • Elan Mudrow says:

      Yes, and inside the bag you will receive sample sizes of the Elan line of cosmetics, made specifically for applying while you’re driving to work and checking out a new post on Instagram.

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  9. Scary… Because it’s real!


  10. notlimey says:

    Reblogged this on WordDancer in the Sky and commented:
    I love this! So unlike my work too!


  11. Joyful2bee says:

    Very creative writing! Funny too.


  12. shimmy440 says:

    Made me squeak with delight πŸ™‚


  13. luckyjc007 says:

    Very clever, entertaining, and I enjoyed reading it!


  14. lexirose7350 says:

    witty……such a clever analogy!


  15. Apeksha Sardana says:

    How apt for this the sarcastic and witty tone. Brilliant!!!


  16. intrudesite says:

    Absolutely hilarious …..! You can win many awkward hearts bruised by intrusive admirers. Brilliant and witty to the core…!


  17. Oh, this is absolutely wonderful! Great job! πŸ™‚


  18. intuitixns says:

    love the analogies used! funny yet so real

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  19. vivachange77 says:

    Really funny and quirky. I love it!


  20. Sally says:

    Great! I can think of at least a dozen young women I should be sending this to. But, sadly, they just wouldn’t get it. Sally


    • Elan Mudrow says:

      True Sally. In a world where we are constantly reminded to be aware of others, we seem to be getting more self-absorbed. I am no exception. This poem is for me as much as it is a cynical critique of all of us.

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  21. artrosch says:

    You are an honest to god Original, Elan. There are so few of you; and it’s hard, too, being a creature from an alien’s zoo, and not knowing who’s watching you. I enjoyed this one.


  22. Maddy says:

    Incredibly witty. And so true. People are so self-centred nowadays they don’t even get the time to raise their heads to maybe glance at the sky or the setting sun once in a while.
    Although who do I have to blame, they call it being human. How many people would read this and stop doing the same or at least try? Very few would.


  23. pennydanger says:

    The older model is called “Mother In-Law.” If a hair is out of place, you’ll hear about it. Love your writing!

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  24. dornahainds says:

    Again, another delightful and engaging read. πŸ™‚


  25. Rukevwe says:

    Lovely piece! It’s both deep and funny.

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  26. syd7t5 says:

    So very true and very funny! πŸ˜€


  27. shimmy440 says:

    HI. I would love to post this on Algebra of Owls. If you are interested please send me a bio of max 50 words to, and any links that yo would want posting (in addition to your blog) πŸ™‚


  28. onewithclay says:

    Good for you for seeing mirrorlessly. I wonder if in the future our optics will auto-alter everything we see without our knowing it, just because we couldn’t be bothered to read all the Terms & Conditions.


  29. Holly says:

    Wow what a poem….real meaningful too x


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