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Writing Prompt: Mother Muteness: Writing My Way Out of Silence

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In this month's essay, Mother Muteness: Writing My Way Out of Silence, Yelizaveta Renfro remembers feeling that her writing was silenced while in the trenches of early motherhood, nursing her daughter round-the-clock. She also realizes, with surprise and relief, that she had been authoring a great work all along. Renfro writes, ". . .in all those months when I thought I was not writing, I was writing her . . . writing, with that invisible ink -- mother's milk, mother's love -- a person."

Have you ever felt like Renfro, creatively stifled by responsibilities? Have you ever been amazed by a gem you hewed, just when you assumed you hadn't created anything original at all?


Merle Huerta, an army chaplain’s wife, is the mother of a blended family of thirteen children. During her husband’s combat deployments, she co-authored articles appearing in the Jerusalem Post and National Review. She has a Master�s from Columbia University in Instructional Media and Technology and a Certificate in Nonfiction from The Writers Institute at CUNY. She lives at the U.S. Military Academy in New York. “Tuesday Mornings” is her first solo publication.


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