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Finding Clarity

Finding Clarity

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Published by LauraNovak
Fur flies when a mom battles the big boys at a Berkeley private school. Enjoy the first 57 pages of Finding Clarity!
Fur flies when a mom battles the big boys at a Berkeley private school. Enjoy the first 57 pages of Finding Clarity!

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Published by: LauraNovak on Feb 02, 2010
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A Mom, A Dwarf And aPosh Private SchoolIn thePeople’s Republicof BerkeleyBy Laura Novak Copyright: 2010 by Laura A. Novak All rights reserved, including the right to reproduce all or portions thereof in any form whatsoever.Disclaimer This book is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places andincidents are products of the author’s imagination or are usedfictitiously. Any resemblance to actual events, places or persons,living or dead, is entirely coincidental.
Finding Clarity
L.A. Novak 
(Copyright 2009-2010. No reproduction without the written permission of the author)
CHAPTER ONEMy name is Clari Drake but I was born a Dyke. From the time I first walked (at 9months) and talked in compound sentences (18 months) I was destined to be a reporter,someone who moved at breakneck speed and questioned everyone’s actions and motiveswhile I hid behind a camera and notebook. I understood early on that if I was going toland on television, which is where Grandma Thorsen said I belonged, I would have toshed the Dyke thing and shorten my Nordic, but otherwise literary name of ClarissaThorsen Dyke. Literary, that is, if you are prone to drama like my mother and consider the heroine of an 18
century epistolary novel who is raped by a swine named Lovelaceto be literary. Now that I am 45, it’s safe to say that back in my twenties I existed on an age-appropriately shallow plane. I believed my married name of Clari Drake was catchier andridicule-proof and I would have a better shot of getting a higher Q rating on TV if I ever made it to the evening news.That was my real goal: the lead story on the local nightly blood and guts-cast. Mydrive was not so much fame as recognition. I wanted to be known as a reporter whoalways got the story and took out the bad guys in the process. My burning ambition drove

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