If I could choose my own name …

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Who am I?

If I could choose my own name
I’d choose something that’s bold and fits
Like anger, aggression or cunningly brash
By the skin of my teeth but with timing and…


There’s one thing you can always tap into

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Photo by Jeffery Erhunse on Unsplash


Unless it’s to bare your teeth

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Photo by ian dooley on Unsplash


A simple walk with my daughter came with a minefield of guilt

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Photo by Krzysztof Kowalik on Unsplash


Short Fiction

A Furious Fiction Story

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Photo by Jamie Street on Unsplash




Here’s why I’m not going to punish my daughter for using swear words

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Photo by Jeremiah Lawrence on Unsplash


And accepting all the things left unsaid

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Photo by Ihor Malytskyi on Unsplash


Melissa-Jane Nguyen

Writer and editor. Writing about parenting, writing and life. Working on YA novel. Tea drinker. Book lover. Wife. Mother. https://melissajane.substack.com/

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