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Postcards from the edgy

By TAMARA EL-KHOURY
Published April 17, 2005

The contributors are anonymous, but their secrets are works of art. PostSecret, an art project started by Maryland resident Frank Warren, encourages people to mail Warren their deepest, and oftentimes darkest, secrets on homemade postcards.

The postcards are posted on Warren's blog, www.postsecret.blogspot.com

There is presumed honesty in anonymity. Dark desires, humiliations and hidden crushes are boldly declared. But there's no way to know if the confessions are legitimate or fabricated.

Here's a sample of those secrets.

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"I will never trust my mother again. She read my journal years ago and I still cry."

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"There is reason to believe I am a pre-honeymoon baby . . . and evidence that my mother still has not forgiven me for this."

* * *

"I still haven't told my father that I have the same disease that killed my mother."

* * *

"21/2 years after we broke up, I still wear a pair of his boxers."

* * *

"While Others Pray at Church - I bow my head and think about the TV programs I plan on watching."

* * *

"Sometimes I still keep one eye open after I've supposedly gone to sleep just in case my stuffed animals come alive."

* * *

"I used to pee into snowballs before throwing them at friends."

* * *

"My parents think I'm checking my e-mail when I'm reading online erotica."

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"When I was a young teenager I used to babysit my next door neighbours son. When he was asleep I would go into their bedroom and go through their bedside drawers. I found a packet of condoms. I put a pin through the middle of each of them, and thus ensured myself another 5 years of babysitting."

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