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Culture, music, poetry, animals, books, reviews, & more from creative & life enthusiast Ashlee Craft.

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    • Society & Culture

Culture, music, poetry, animals, books, reviews, & more from creative & life enthusiast Ashlee Craft.

    "That Room is Not the Place You Are Now" - A Welcome to Night Vale Podfic by Ashlee Craft

    "That Room is Not the Place You Are Now" - A Welcome to Night Vale Podfic by Ashlee Craft

    Cecil has a PTSD flashback from something traumatic that happened to him as a child, & Carlos is there to comfort him. Hurt/comfort. For audiences 13+.

    • 14 min
    "Feel the Hidden Flowers" (Excerpt #1) - Chapter Audiobook Sample - Ashlee Craft Book Samples #1

    "Feel the Hidden Flowers" (Excerpt #1) - Chapter Audiobook Sample - Ashlee Craft Book Samples #1

    Trigger Warning for Sample: sample contains depression & depressed feelings, self-loathing, explicit language, verbal abuse, alcohol & drug abuse, mentions of suicide, & references to self-harm. 

    DESCRIPTION: I guess I’m telling you this because I trust you. You make me feel safe, & you’ve always seen me when I felt invisible. I wanted you to know the story of how I got to be the way I am now. It started with my family; the verbal abuse & lack of love from them finally took its toll, the night I packed my belongings & drove off to anywhere but where I was, & moved in with a bohemian artist named Sara.

    Another thing? We haven’t even gotten started yet. Him. He keeps swirling around in my head. The ghosts of his kisses on my lips. The ghosts of his arms around me. The ghosts of his hands caressing my skin. The ghosts of the way it felt when I had my hand on his chest & felt his heart beating, that time when he pressed his forehead into mine & closed his eyes, & we sat there breathing each other’s air, our chests pressed together, & he whispered to me that he loved me, & I pressed my lips against his & kissed him fervently, & for the first time in my life, I felt like everything was going to be okay someday. But it wasn’t. Not even close.

    “You’re too sad.” He told me two months later. “I just can’t deal with it. I can’t handle it, because it hurts me too much. It hurts too much to see you like this, but I’ve tried everything, & it seems to me like you don’t even want to get better.”

    Maybe I didn’t. I don’t know. It didn’t feel like it, all the days I lied in bed drinking & smoking & wishing it would all go away, days spent remembering him & the way he felt. Sometimes though, I would struggle like a bird, beating my wings against the bars uselessly trying to pull myself out of the pit.

    Then someone new moved in across the street, his name was James, & strangely, he became the ladder I needed.

    Publish Date // February 25, 2017
    Paperback 396 Pages
    Genre // Fiction

    • 25 min
    Interview with Jason Gardner - Life Coach, Magician, & Musician

    Interview with Jason Gardner - Life Coach, Magician, & Musician

    Recently, I had the opportunity to interview Jason Gardner, an awesome personal/life coach & professional magician & musician that I met through Benjamin Hardy's AMP course. Jason is one of those people who just has a ton of positive vibes flowing from them, the kind of person just interacting with them makes you feel uplifted. Here, Jason talks about personal development, letting the good in you seek the good in others, & real magic!

    You can find out more about Jason at http://www.jasonescape.com/

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Here's Why Happiness is the Best Revenge - The Ashlee Craft Show - Episode 042 - Motivation

    Here's Why Happiness is the Best Revenge - The Ashlee Craft Show - Episode 042 - Motivation

    In Episode 042 of The Ashlee Craft Show, I read my article "Here's Why Happiness is the Best Revenge" & tell you WHY using your success as revenge against those who've wronged you is about YOU, & not about them.

    READ THE ORIGINAL ARTICLE HERE :: http://www.ashleecraft.com/personal-evolution/heres-why-happiness-is-the-best-revenge/

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    • 10 min
    "Easter" - The Ashlee Craft Show - Episode 041 - Poetry

    "Easter" - The Ashlee Craft Show - Episode 041 - Poetry

    In Episode 041 of The Ashlee Craft Show, I read a poem from my Spring poetry book called "Easter". Also, I'm wearing Easter egg novelty socks & carrot-shaped earrings!

    SPRING POETRY BOOK : https://amzn.to/2E98xsB

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    EASTER

    after spring cleaning is completed & the house is refreshed / opening the windows to clean out the air trapped in here by the winds of winter / running free thru fields / then coming back home to decorate for Easter


    slowly removing the colorful Easter basket from the cardboard box in the garage & setting the basket, woven with pink & yellow straw, upon the black table in the corner / the sound of crinkling & plastic being torn, opening the bag of Easter grass & arranging the yellow cellophane in the bottom / tying a ribbon around the basket’s handle & smiling back at it


    next removing the sentimental Easter tree from the box / the pale pink bark peeling, the metal branches bent at odd angles, but rearranging these & remembering when I was a child & I decorated these same branches with these sacred ornaments, souvenirs from memory’s road / separating the ornaments & untangling the branches & the small threads tied to the tops of them / picking a random but intentionally beautiful spot for each one, seeing these brilliant branches covered with Easter eggs, baby rabbits of pink & green & blue & yellow, sparkling eggs, bird houses, fuzzy yellow chicks, carrots, baskets, joy / seeing them filled with joy


    lastly, removing the decorations given to me by my Grandmother & setting them upon the shelves / spreading the bright beauty of spring around on the walls, on the tables, on shelves, on the floor, anywhere there is room for them / planting seeds in terra cotta flower pots outside & placing the gently watered soil in the sunrays on my porch / spreading around the joy of this new beginning / spring is beginning once again / the sun shining once again

    • 5 min
    THE CLEAR COOL STARS WERE RADIANT - The Ashlee Craft Show - Episode 040 - Poetry

    THE CLEAR COOL STARS WERE RADIANT - The Ashlee Craft Show - Episode 040 - Poetry

    I read a poem from "A Ship Onto a Sea of Hope" in Episode 040, titled "THE CLEAR COOL STARS WERE RADIANT".

    A SHIP ONTO A SEA OF HOPE :: http://amzn.to/2tXvrTT
    A SHIP ONTO A SEA OF HOPE SAMPLE :: http://www.ashleecraft.com/books-2/ship-onto-sea-hope/

    THE CLEAR COOL STARS WERE RADIANT

    I stepped off into the clear cool stars
    walking on them. They called out to
    me. They felt the same way it does
    stepping off barefoot into dewy grass
    at 1 AM. The decisions you make are the
    rope leading you either to the edge of
    the bridge or the safe green pastures. They are
    what compels you.

    She looked at me with sea-green
    eyes. I saw aqua & turquoise rain
    clouds flourishing in the distance.
    They whispered to me by the tide-pool
    room rock ledges &
    familiar evocative songs on the
    radio. “You are going to be
    okay.”

    Website: http://www.ashleecraft.com
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    Amazon: https://goo.gl/lcAO6V
    Freedom Meadow Media: http://www.freedommeadowmedia.com

    • 3 min

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