I’m Sorry

I started to write a letter to you the other day. I thought I was ready. So I powered up my computer and flexed my fingers ready to start typing. I knew what I wanted[…]

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One Day She Will Turn 40

One Day She Will Turn 40

She calls you Daddy. A word that only leaves her mouth when she really needs something that only you can provide. Otherwise, if she can find it somewhere else, she’d rather look somewhere else. Because[…]

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Domestic Violence, Abusive Marriage, Wife-beating

Forgive Me For Not Crying

I haven’t cried yet. I know you are no more. If nothing else, the conspicuous casket that is stealing all the thunder in today’s gathering is a dead giveaway – pardon the pun. I know[…]

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Stained sheets, Domestic Violence, Women, Abusive marriage, Fiction Friday, Love

Stained Sheets

The white sheets have blood stains on them. I leave the bed and head to the living room downstairs. I find him, sitting on the couch, his hands cradling his head. The heels of his[…]

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Behind The Closed Door

Behind The Closed Door

Domestic violence is a preserve of closed doors. Both perpetrator and victim will always strive to keep that door firmly shut. Do you remember that video of a man who slapped his pregnant wife in[…]

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Do Not Resuscitate

Do Not Resuscitate

When patients are seriously ill or terminally ill, CPR may not work or may only partially work, leaving the patient brain-damaged or in a worse medical state than before the heart stopped.  In these cases,[…]

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