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Liz Porter
Liz Porter laying on her side in the grass in a white sleeveless dress laughing
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Dear Reader,

Welcome to my little corner of the world!

I don’t often lay on the lawn in a white dress laughing, but this day I did because of a stiff rum and coke before the photoshoot to calm my nerves.

I’m here to inspire, empower and entertain you :)


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Yes, ladies and gents — I’ve had another Medium epiphany!

*Updated today 10/16/21 — see notes below :)

So once again, I’m doing that face-palm thing (thanks to you guys, I know the correct term for slamming my palm into my forehead while saying bad words) because I should have…


Boomerangs

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I knew I had to do something when Mom canceled her Medium membership.

She’s 87, a retired teacher, and an avid reader, so Medium is straight-up her alley. She was excited when I started writing on the platform and joined immediately.

A year later (this past spring), when her membership…


My Medium Toolbox Series

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That’s me putting my nose in your business! Cute eh?

It’s not like I’m bored and have nothing else to do (hell no…), but I feel compelled to help newer writers on the platform because it wasn’t that long ago that I was sweatin’ it, trying to figure this all…


MWC — Work

Torso of a female in white slacks and a navy shirt holding a cardboard box full of office supplies
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Moments before my office door flew open, I heard raised voices and Grace telling someone to settle down. “I don’t want to get Ms. Porter involved, but I will if you don’t stop hollering at me!”

I knew from experience that my Monday morning coffee was about to get cold…


MWC — Space

A very close up shot of a womans mouth with vibrant red lipstick, and a silver piercing in her lower lip- with a yellow measuring tape clenched between her teeth at the 6 inch mark.
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Each time he exhaled, bits of hair shifted and parted on the back of my head, sending chills down my spine.

His hot breath confirmed the raw, sliced garlic sandwich he’d had for lunch was still stuck in his teeth.

I’d had enough.

I took another step forward and swore…


Your writing is excellent Tom...you pull me right along :) I'm a bit of mixed bag of tricks when it comes to politics, I see good and bad on both sides. I wish we could vote for decency, integrity, common sense and fairness instead of mentally unstable, egotistical, politicians backed by money and hidden agendas. The world would be a better place.


MWC — Reentry

Brown great dane dog laying on a bed facing the camera wearing  red heart shaped sunglasses
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My rose-coloured glasses slipped with a sharp intake of breath as I peered over the top rim to confirm my suspicions.

I reread those last few sentences on Facebook, eyes wide. “Did she just say that?” It was undeniable; I had no idea who my friend was anymore.

And this…


My Medium Toolbox Series

Person in a black hoodie, their hand covering their face and white smoke coming out from behind it, like their brain is going up in smoke
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Uh oh…I screwed the pooch on this one too!

It’s the one thing on Medium you don’t want to get overly creative with. I fixed mine a while back but figured I’d better expose another of my rookie mistakes to help inform my fellow writers on the platform.

Don’t spaz…


MWC — Death

A vase of badly wilted multi coloured flowers
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Dead as a doornail.

Caput.

Gonzo.

She’s pushin’ up daisies, and I’ve never been happier.

That may sound callous, but until her untimely (…well timely) demise, I was as miserable as a wet cat in a rainstorm.

She had to go — so I killed the bitch.

I dread trudging…

Liz Porter

Happy Thriving Solopreneur *Author *Founder/Boomerangs Pub Empowering, Educating & Entertaining with real-life experiences & humour ~ selfempoweredblog.com

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