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A raw, unfiltered glimpse into what it looks like when life takes yet another unexpected turn… and you’ve already reached critical mass.

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There comes a point in time in time when you suddenly turn to yourself and say… wow. I didn’t expect all THAT.

But, sadly, by the time you reach this point in your life — which you will reach by the way, if you are one of those [like myself]…


Funny title; awful struggle; SERIOUS results.

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Cellulite is one of my most hated nemeses in this entire world.

Personally, I have battled with lumps/cottage cheese/orange peel/dimples ever since I was a teenager. And I never understood why, either…

I’ve been slender and athletic for the majority of my life! Why would this afflict me so?? Aaaahhhh! I used to shake my fists at the heavens.

For me, it…


Friday, October 1, 2021…

Today’s reading is a Lenormand/Tarot reading.

Please choose your cards — column #1, #2, or #3 — then scroll down and read your corresponding message for the day.

Please remember the following:

  • You’ll be drawn — so long as you don’t overthink it, lol — to whichever card or column you need to see today, on…


Sometimes the reasons behind what you see are not so obvious.

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As a writer, I have a healthy (read: voracious) appetite for improving my craft.

I’ve been writing — and trying to improve my writing — since I was 3 years old. One of the positive memories I have of my father, twisted as he may be (and understanding that nothing…


The sixth story in a series of (too) many. This is the account of what it’s like to be raised to accept sexual violation…and what that’s like when it suddenly gets EVEN WORSE. Much worse.

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NOTE: If you haven’t already had the pleasure of reading part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4 or part 5 of this anthology, feel free to begin, here.

Growing Up with My Father. Chapter 3.

Despite my growing history of multiple violations — including the extreme discomfort of my father’s eyes (and words) constantly roving my…


The fifth story in a series of (too) many. Thank God they’re short! This is the account of what it’s like to have someone physically injure me while attempting rape…

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NOTE: If you haven’t already had the pleasure of reading part 1, part 2, part 3 and/or part 4 of this anthology, feel free to begin, here.

Jimmy the Injured Quarterback

I was now a sophomore in high school, having just barely risen above total social annihilation following the Justin situation.

So when Jimmy…


The fourth story in a series of (too) many. This is the account of what it’s like to be raped by a family friend…

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NOTE: If you haven’t already had the pleasure of reading part 1, part 2 and/or part 3 of this anthology, feel free to begin, here.

Justin, the “Friend” from Church

By the way… I don’t mind keeping the names of these people the same as the real person. So if you know (or are) this…


The third story in a series of (too) many. This is the account of what it’s like to be raised by a pedophile…

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NOTE: If you haven’t already had the pleasure of reading part 1 and/or part 2 of this anthology, feel free to begin, here.

Growing Up with My Father. Chapter 2.

As I grew into young womanhood — especially as the first child in our family — I felt increasingly aware of the way my father stared at…


Medium — rather like a spiritual medium, in a way — sees everything we take from its pages, and everything we give (or don’t.)

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Everything. It knows what types of articles we obsessively read. It knows if we just skim through the subheads (which by the way costs the writer a reader in their stats! FYI.)

It also sees everything we write! (Or don’t.) All of it. …


The second story in a series of (too) many. This is the account of what it’s like to be raised as a victim of sexual violation…

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NOTE: If you haven’t already had the pleasure of reading my ramblings in Part 1, where I digress many times and hem and haw and tiptoe… until I finally start writing (because OMG who wants to dive right into the deep end when the water is clearly cold and filled…

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