Tag Archives: healing

The Wait

In school, she painted smiles. At home, at night, she waited for floorboards to creak outside her door, for her door to open. Outside, children waited for birthdays, the Easter Bunny, and Santa on his sled. Inside, she waited for … Continue reading

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Lips to a Thorn

Dreamscape on a knife edge slashing the past, her tranquility on fire, dense smoke haunting each night. Abusive memories on a blind path of sharp betrayal, replaying each night when she turned out the light. Each morning’s cure was to … Continue reading

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One to Share

The years passed, her cherishing the healing she felt inside. She shared one written line marking each time her passion surfaced and she set it free. She opened windows, to let the darkness flee, to let there be one light … 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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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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