Author Archives: Gretchen Leary

About Gretchen Leary

I am 32 years old, I live in the Boston area, and I am writing from the perspective of an individual with Asperger's Syndrome.

Dear Keala & Hugh @KealaSettle & @RealHughJackman #Thankyou #Autism

Dear Keala ( & Hugh) Where do I begin? The expression “thank-you” does not feel big enough to express my gratitude. While I know you did not write the song “This Is Me”, it’s begun to change my life and … Continue reading

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Down By the River #Poetry

Those eyes of yours told me stories, As your strong hands gently guided me- down to the river, Your fingers laced with mine, & Autumn breathed- a smooth crisp breeze- & almost a shiver to anyone listening, & stirring the … Continue reading

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A Snowy Dream #shortstories #writing

One of the oddest dreams I’ve ever had. The air was cold outside the train window and my fingers felt frozen to them as I leaned closer to see the world spinning by me. I heard others around me telling … Continue reading

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Perseverance #Autism

There are times when I wonder if those around me see my struggle. Some days I wish they could. Other days, I’m praying that they can’t. There are days I am so proud to be different and there are days … Continue reading

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Angels & Palm Trees #Autism

Sometimes we have experiences where it is truly a struggle to find the right words to describe them. My experience in Olongapo City is one of those. Returning to the city I was born in for the first time in … Continue reading

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Like Thunder #Poetry

Palm trees dancing against slate grey skies, I close my eyes and dream of my toes sinking in warm dry sand Before a roll of thunder wakes me, and lighting strikes and shakes me, To see this island, My island- … Continue reading

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Roots

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