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.

Wildfire #Poetry

I miss your laughter that rang like a steeple’s bell- Reverberating my soul, It shook up my everything, & rang like an old friend calling. That smile that cracked jokes, crackled like wildfire, and cracked my walls as they fell … 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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Subic Bay #Autism

It’s late and bed time and I’m here in rainy Subic Bay. So excited to read my children’s books to the children tomorrow and spend time with them in Olongapo City. This is such a blessing. I am so thankful … Continue reading

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