Author Archives: Lori Futcher

About Lori Futcher

Freelance writer and copyeditor

Sooo Good

She sat in the back corner of the classroom, eyes focused toward the front of the room, ready to listen to what I was about to read. I stood at the front. Excited to share my recently-finished novel. Nervous that … Continue reading

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Who is Margo?

Today, I did a live reading of chapter 2 from Margo’s Fire. As I read of  Margo and Alisha tossing skittles to the boys during lunch, I couldn’t help think about my best friend from sixth grade, Alphretta. Alphretta, my … Continue reading

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Little Good

My maiden name is of french origin: Pettibone, or literally “Little Good”. My dad has always emphasized that it really means little AND good. Yet, despite my family heritage, I have not changed my profile picture to include the French … Continue reading

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How Facebook Almost Killed a Friendship

There was one person I dreaded seeing at my 25-year high school reunion. Ironically, a quarter century earlier he had been one of my close friends. With an intellectual sense of humor and easy-going personality,  Collin* was a natural completion … Continue reading

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I Hate Telemarketing!

My first experience with telemarketing was when I was 17. My mother was working as a floor salesperson for a company that sold memberships to a discount club. People would come in for tours, and she would show them all … Continue reading

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My White Flag

On February 3, after we had eaten up all the bread that had come pre-wrapped, we started our countdown for 30 days without bread wrappers. Then last night, we stopped again. This time for good. I knew it was time … Continue reading

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A Confession

Dear Mother Nature, I must confess. I have not once kept my promise of avoiding disposable bread wrappers. I am so, so sorry. Really I am. Now, I knew it would be difficult over the holidays, especially when we were … Continue reading

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