True Love

There was a quiet stillness about him. Subtle with peace and tranquility. A genuine beauty that was unmatched by anyone she’s ever seen before. Upon their first introduction, within seconds, she knew he was destined for her. She couldn’t deny it if she tried, it would be obvious to the world that there was an […]

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Inevitable Pain

She solemnly drives down the road. Her heart pained with what she is about to do. She feels uneasy, guilty, and somewhat ashamed, though she knows it is necessary. She’s definitely not in a hurry. She observes the trees, watches people pass by, and swallows the lump in her throat. She doesn’t want them to […]

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Utterly Horrified

Utterly Horrified It starts out as a simple, every day type of situation; I got into the car. That’s it. Easy, right? Don’t patronize me, it obviously wasn’t that easy because this is called ‘Utterly Horrified’ for a reason. Thinking about it causes my heart to race (deep breath). It started as a typical drive […]

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The Invisible Illness

The Invisible Illness You’re sitting at a restaurant and you see a family with a child. This child has breathing tubes in and out of his mouth and strange sounds emulating from some type of machine. When mom goes to feed him and the child kicks or screams you say to whoever you’re sitting with, […]

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Kids and Bats

Okay, so the other day there was a bat in the house. How we got rid of it is a story for another time. The point of this one is the different ways that children think…   Oldest child- Ileyah- It was 4:00 in the morning when she woke us up with a terrified screech. […]

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“You Are Not My Friend Anymore”

You’re Not My Friend Anymore As I cook the children dinner, I can hear them banter back and forth about some pretty wild things. Most of the time I hear my son proclaim his desire to be the Incredible Hulk, my youngest daughter hop around the house like a bunny or meowing like a cat, […]

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Imminent Love

The tears run down his face as he tries so hard to be noticed, to be loved. She’s mean to him, vicious even. He stares at her admiringly, he thinks she’s beautiful. She curses at him and pushes him away, daily. He makes up excuses for her behavior- finds reasons to love her. She scorns […]

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