Meagan Lucas

A Beautiful Year – Fall

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Now Michelle understood why Robert’s Dad had come to stay with them for a few weeks at the end of the summer. She was ashamed of how annoyed she had been to have an unexpected guest in her house. Her cheeks burned. The next picture was from their vacation to Hilton Head. Robert was giving her a piggy back ride down the beach. The children were running ahead and the darkening sky silhouetted them. It was a gorgeous picture. It was an amazing time. The beach was Michelle’s happy place….read more

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A Year of Books

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The year is winding down, and there is a lot of reflecting going on. I’m sure that I will share more of that with you in the coming weeks, but for now I’ve been thinking about my first great love, and I thought I’d chat about that. I’m a reader. I love it more than writing even, if you can imagine that. I’m definitely better at it! Ha! I usually read between 25 and 30 books a year, so I’m not as picky as some (my husband, for example, who…read more

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A Beautiful Year – Summer

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Her Volvo looked like a foil gum wrapper after Tatum had been digging in her purse. The picture was taken from the top of the ravine and included the swath of destruction that she made falling, sliding and rolling to the bottom. Muddy brown roots were reaching for the sky, the weight of the vehicle smashing trees upside down. A smear of red clay made the earth look like it was bleeding. Looking at the picture, Michelle’s body ached and her palms were sweaty. She could feel her own tears…read more

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A Beautiful Year – Spring

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It took a miraculously short amount of time to get everyone seated and ready to watch the movie. Michelle felt like everyone else was as morbidly curious as she was to see what Robert and Ray had put together. She wracked her brain to remember when Ray had been around, what he might have seen and recorded. She was embarrassed to think that after a year of documenting Robert’s new album that Ray just blended into the background, she didn’t notice him anymore. The lights dimmed and the flat screen…read more

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A Beautiful Year – Winter

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Michelle was tired. The days leading up to Christmas were always fatiguing, but she was feeling it more than usual tonight. She supposed that was to be expected given the new normal. Five hours of celebrating at her parents with only two toddler meltdowns must be a record for Christmas Eve. She was pleased that the kids loved their new jammies and could have burst with pleasure when Audrey wanted to put hers on “On right now, Mama!” Now they were home and the kids were finally in their beds…read more

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