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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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