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RaeAnne Hadley aka R.A. Lingenfelter (Lingenfelter is her maiden name) has always been interested in the afterlife and the true purpose of life. Her ability to sense those who have passed, she finally embraced the ability and began learning to communicate with the afterlife. Writing helps process what’s been seen and experienced. Using her maiden name, she’s allowed her muse to tap into the depths of her imagination to write her paranormal tales.

RaeAnne started her life’s career as an automotive mechanic. She was fired from a repair facility for taking maternity leave and being sleep-deprived began plotting ways to take out her boss, via a car accident. Her father read her notes and mentioned it would be an incredible story, so she began writing her fictional tale instead of taking it out on her boss and spending her future in prison. She will always be grateful for her father, and her asshole boss, for opening up an incredible career opportunity! 

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Hallway Notes of a Gen-X Teen

TODAY: Texting, sexting, ghosting, catfishing, emoji, meme, tweet, TikTok, Facebook, Instagram, Netflix, Hulu, Prime, Kardashians, Cardi-B, Justin Bieber, Drake, Doja Cat, Megan Thee Stallion, Netflix & chill, DTF, WTF, LMAO, HBU, GOAT, The Avengers, Onward, The Invisible Man (remake) Sonic the Hedgehog, Call of Duty, Red Dead Redemption, Fall Out, Minecraft, Fortnite.

1980’s: Notes, party-lines, rotary phone, busy signal, roller skating, cruising, dances, MTV, SNL, Walkman, boom box, cursive, LYLAS, jocks, preps, goat ropers, hoods, punks, Bon Jovi, Van Halen, KISS, Metallica, Madonna, Janet Jackson, Michael Jackson, AH-HA, Depeche Mode, Die Hard, Terminator, Pretty in Pink, Breakfast Club, 16 Candles, Star Wars, Pac Man, Centipede, Donkey Kong, Space Invaders, Galaxians.

There is a huge difference on how teenagers develop relationships today as they did back in the 80’s. Boy or girl had to deal with the awkward confrontations in person and couldn’t hide behind a screen. Rejection wasn’t publicized, except when the gossip hit the hallways, and it certainly wasn’t posted for all of the world to watch. The music was original and has proven timeless, as remakes and original artists are frequently being used on today’s social media.

A Gen-X teen has collected all of her high school notes and created a living diary of her relationships during those times. Most of the notes are in cursive, as you were definitely judged by your handwriting by your peers. High school was a platform to develop relationships, make your mark and grades were almost a second thought. Gen-X kids had the freedom to get into trouble, and the creativity on how to avoid getting caught.

Dated and undated, the notes cover the gambit of crushes, fights, misunderstandings, family feuds and Friday night planning. A peak into the world of a Gen-X teen.


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