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"Everytime you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing." Mother Theresa "He makes EVERYTHING BEAUTIFUL in its time." Ecc. 3:11

So you want to know about Rachel*?

Do you ever feel like you want to start over?  You want to just go back in time, wipe the slate clean, a second chance?  For writing, that's always been me.  

In real life, without my pen name, I've been the girl that's so sweet and innocent and beautiful and perfect.  People have never seen me for the strong warrior inside of me.  

While I may be the princess type, there's a warrior inside of me bursting forth! Taking charge!  And that's how I feel when I write...I can be the warrior.  I can be tough.  I can write about real life and not fairytales. I can write about war and death and sorrow and tragedy.  I can write about getting drunk and making love.  I can write about the broken world around me filled with the hurting people. I can write about truth.

And so that's why I write.  To tell a story of truth.  To show people the beautiful woman warrior princess inside of me instead of the sweet innocent girl.  

This is my clean slate.  This is my second chance.

*The name Tess goes by is a pen name to conceal her true identity.

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