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Pluvial Night

Runaway, pluvial night. Cold in her bones. Unwanted. Undone. Uncertain life was worth another breath. Hurting to her soul. PTSD in the making. Each step, each raindrop, another reason to kneel in surrender. Awakening inner voice. Unforeseen inner strength. Walking … Continue reading

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Victim No More

Shrinking, wilting, trapped in the darkness, cowering. Victim. Managed, abandoned, stamped with a label, damaged. Outcast. Hopelessness, lifelessness, assistance that fades away, faceless. Forgotten. Grasping, seeking, the fickle left behind, standing. Awakened. Pneuma, yoga, sparking the strength within, survivor. Worthy. … Continue reading

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She Remembered

She remembered. In that moment, she remembered. Part of her brain had urged her to forget, but she remembered anyway. Pieces at first. Fragments. A gasp, a tear without a home. What no one should recall, returned. To help heal … Continue reading

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Making it Right

Little though she was, she knew what it was to be discarded. The rock she sat upon was home, the road walked alone, brokenhearted. Waking dreams walked, beside her they talked about hope and purpose. Imagination held her, hand in … Continue reading

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Too Deep to Shatter

For too long it was a pain endured, a visitor to her room at night, a mirror for her steps when she tried to flee. They hadn’t locked him away, but they should have. They hadn’t erased her memory, but … Continue reading

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A Matter of Trust

I take my story titles quite seriously. Of the five for Riparia’s series, four are derived from the same scene in Bk1, Trust in the Forgotten. Where, though, does that one come from? It’s a product of the the novel’s … Continue reading

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Starlight

In the gray light starlight, in the snow falling there, she knelt and cried tears of joy. A whisper for her own ear, a way, from here to there, her path to healing. It was the gift she’d bestow upon … Continue reading

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Each Night, Each Day

Each night, in the shadow of her dream state, she battled the past’s threat, it’s childhood terrors, where she waited for her bedroom door to open. Each day, in the clarity of determination, she rebuilt her life anew, shouting defiance … Continue reading

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Finding Hope in Despair While Waiting for Purpose

Hope and purpose. They’re the driving force behind my fantasy fiction, even if they aren’t explicitly stated. I already know how hope can endure despite the odds, and when it’s paired with purpose it becomes a force. Purpose can be … Continue reading

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Faulty Logic

One eye black, one eye blue, bones fractured in places that weren’t new. He stood over her, fists clenched to show his remorse, said only he could save her from excessive force. She knew he was right as the light … Continue reading

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