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Salvation’s Contrast

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

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Remembering Oz

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

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A Child’s Guide to Survival

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

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Stepping Stones

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

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Wielding Determination Through the Anxiety

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

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Without Shame

Privilege came, indifference stayed, his power unearned he wielded without shame. He saw her in a way, that was to say, he didn’t see her at all in his rage. She saw him in ways, through her haze, he dismissed … Continue reading

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