Christina Anne Hawthorne
Alive and well in the Rocky Mountains. I'm a fantasy writer who also dabbles in poetry, short stories, and map making. My Ontyre tales are an alternative fantasy experience, the stories rich in mystery, adventure, and romance. Alternative fantasy? Not quite steampunk. Not quite gothic. In truth, the real magic is in those who discover what's within.
Tag Archives: abuse
She’d known fists before her freedom and they’d known her name, the scars on the inside festering where she’d closed off hope. His tender touch, it was contrast afire. He opened her fears to future revelation, crafting doors with care … Continue reading
Kidnapped, or so she must have been, taken to a fearful place too many children know. Wondering why, yet never understanding, scared to face the night, though the days held more of the same. Waiting for Scarecrow, Tin Woodsman, and … Continue reading
Be undemanding and forever helpful and let silence mark your presence. Cling to life’s darkest shadows, a small part of your penance. Cast your gaze downward, young dear, yet always display a smile. Show not that you’re living in fear … Continue reading
Content Warning: Though it isn’t depicted, this flash fiction story does reference child abuse. Breaking free from a conversation that was empty words anyway, Jennifer Nile folded her arms and wandered along the side of the hollow home. Let the … Continue reading
I really don’t know how else to begin this other than to say, at the moment I’m overwhelmed. It really doesn’t matter. I’ll get through. There’s little that I know better than how to survive. I’m a survivor. It’s what … Continue reading