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Copyright 2012 by David V. Barth

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Preface
Chapter 2: I Preferred Hockey Skaters - the were Macho
Chapter 3: Lisa earned a Degree from Stanford
Chapter 4: Lisa Auditioned for Disney On Ice
Chapter 5: Lisa has a Dream about Skating at Her Old Rink
Chapter 6: At the Rink, Lisa sees the old guy from Years Ago
Chapter 7: Lisa took good care of Her Skates: Tools of Her Trade
Chapter 8: New Boots are a Double-Whammy
Chapter 9: The Torture of Breaking in New Boots
Chapter 10: Lisa's Devotion to Staying Thin
Chapter 11: Lisa Marries for Love, Gets Money, too, and Has Kids
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Chapter 13: About the Author

Chapter 1: Preface

My name is Lisa. I'm reading this old diary entry that documents a coincidental string of events that occurred years ago. It sort of tells the story of my skating life up to now.

[This is a fiction short story. All characters in this story are fictitious. Any similarity to persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.]

Chapter 2: I Preferred Hockey Skaters - they were Macho

First, a little background. Many years ago I ice skated at the Denver University (DU) Arena. I learned to skate at D.U. and my parents hired a coach for me and I got pretty good. That led to some competitive skating, but I never did much as a senior competitor like Michelle Kwan.

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