Walter shifted in his seat and leaned in closer, so Rusty could hear when he spoke under his breath.“We have a situation.”“I’ll say, “his brother smiled, his dazzling whites shining as he looked around the room, “you were supposed to break her.”Walter shook his head, “I couldn’t, I just – I had to be three sheets to the wind to even think about going down there.”Rusty shook his head in disgust. “It’s the only way, brother.”...more

Murder and Forgiveness

For now we see in a mirror...more
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Selfish Bitch

I’m at the point in my writing where the fantasy and reality have intersected. This must happen to every writer, as we are all inspired by real life experiences.   However, in trying to finish this book, I’ve been dealing with how much of my own life to reveal – and how much to keep secret. Do we, as writers, have a responsibility to our families and our friends as we reveal our perspective on things? I know that my life has been a fucking heartbreaking nightmare – why would I want to stir up things that I cannot change?Because I can’t be the only one....more
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*This* Is Why I'm Starting My Memoir Next Year

In Linda Gray Sexton’s memoir, Searching for Mercy Street – My Journey Back to My Mother, Anne Sexton, (yes, she is poet Anne Sexton’s daughter) she introduces the memoir by offering her readers what the memoir did for her personal growth, after dealing with trauma....more

Romeo and Juliet , Antony and Cleopatra, Bruce and Kris...what?

Fortunately, last night, I was watching the “E” news channel and saw that Kris and Bruce Jenner are NOT going down in history with the fore-mentioned love duos. They are separating. YAY! I think back to Bruce Jenner in the ’76 Olympics, and recently on the E show “Keeping up with the Kardashians” and shake my head at what he put his face through.He doesn’t strike me as the plastic surgery type. After seeing the series, I figured it was probably his wife Kris that talked him into it, but abuse is abuse, be it physical or verbal. ...more

International & national suicide helplines & other useful contacts

VICTIMS/SURVIVORS CONTACTS #OneVoiceBuddies - a befriending scheme with a difference! Please see the special page for this by clicking here. ...more

Some More Answers to the Spiritual Questions of Sexually Abused Children

 God never violates our boundaries...more

For Family and Friends of Abuse Survivors

How are you supporting the abuse survivor in your life?Really think about that for a moment. Perhaps you support them in your heart, but do they know that? Do they feel your support? If yes, are you sure?...more

Being a Mom

Warning:  I am a horrible writer as I have mentioned before.  I have no train of thought and tend to jumble my thoughts.  So please forgive my insanity :)  If truth be told, I wasn't given the best role model in life as far as being a mother.  As a matter of fact, I don't even like to call her Mom.  To...more

I'm a Lover, Not a Fighter...But I'll Always Fight Back.

I read a news story a few weeks ago on a man who was convicted of beating his girlfriend to death, and sentenced to 30 years in prison on a felony murder charge, and in the article, the family of the man expressed shock and anger at what they felt was “extreme and inhumane harshness” on the part of the judge in sentencing him to such an amount. They stated that the man they all knew and loved would not have beaten his girlfriend to death, and that they believed it was an unfortunate accident as a result of one-time rage....more