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Surviving Disclosure

Surviving Disclosure

We’ve all recoiled in horror at images and stories of rape victims being stoned to death for “committing adultery” or being forced to marry their rapists. We view cultures that perpetuate such injustices as barbaric and backwards. The examples I just cited are, of course, extreme, but victim blaming and shaming is nothing new and […]

January 8, 2015 | 3 Comments More
Just a Reminder

Just a Reminder

“What! You too? I thought that no one but myself …” ~ C.S. Lewis (The Four Loves)  

January 6, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Body Shop

Body Shop

During the holidays, we’re offering short stories to encourage, enlighten, and entertain. Everyone needs to take a break from abuse recovery, so enjoy! “…and give me two of those and that and, and . . . oh, why not, I’ll take one of those too!” Mr. Madden, the body designer, noted Terry’s preferences on the […]

January 1, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Just a Reminder

Just a Reminder

“And now we welcome the new year, full of things that have never been.” ~Rainer Maria Rilke

December 30, 2014 | 0 Comments More
The Ring

The Ring

(This is a true story about my husband and his wedding ring.) In the early 1990s, someone broke into our house and robbed us. One of the things that was stolen was Tim’s wedding ring – taken straight from our bedroom. A few months later, we celebrated our twenty-first wedding anniversary. For the occasion, I […]

December 25, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Just a Reminder

Just a Reminder

“I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all year.” – Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol

December 23, 2014 | 0 Comments More
The Babysitter’s Glasses

The Babysitter’s Glasses

During the holidays, we’re offering short stories to encourage, enlighten, and entertain. Everyone needs to take a break from abuse recovery, so enjoy! Every morning, before he even got out of bed, Albert groped across the nightstand for his glasses. Until they were on his face, he kept his eyes tightly shut, as had been […]

December 18, 2014 | 1 Comment More
Just a Reminder

Just a Reminder

“Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.” – Margaret Mead

December 16, 2014 | 0 Comments More
The Game of Gossip

The Game of Gossip

During the holidays, we’re offering short stories to encourage, enlighten, and entertain. Everyone needs to take a break from abuse recovery, so enjoy! Jaxson began the game. Felicia ended it. They sat in the squiggly circle on the floor with seven other children, killing time until the school bus arrived to take them home. Mrs. […]

December 11, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Just a Reminder

Just a Reminder

“Never violate the sacredness of your individual self-respect.” ~Theodore Parker

December 9, 2014 | 0 Comments More