Day 15 – Bloody and Desensitized

We become desensitized to the tragedy. Nothing shocks us anymore. We’ve grown used to the murders and attacks of terror. In fact, we expect madness to come in swarms of destruction. There was a lot of blood. To be fair, there’s always a lot of blood on the floor when the deed is done. Lately,... Continue Reading →

Day 12 – Connecting Through Darkness

Darkness is like an extra appendage extending from my forehead. Others can see its concrete manifestations through my actions and words. They know it haunts me. Just like an unwanted tumor, it isn’t easily removed. I can’t take this knife and slice it off, I can’t pay a doctor for a surgical saw. It’s a... Continue Reading →

Day 5 – That Busy Road

The road is busier than usual today and each driver appears to feel the urge to speed faster than the last. There were days when I would only witness one single truck slowly trekking down the road early in the morning and again before noon. Baxter had coffee with his sister every morning. Then the... Continue Reading →

Tales of Growing up

There was once a little girl of 3 years. She lived with her family in a small house in a tiny neighborhood. Aside from the girl, the family consisted of a mother, father, a teenage boy, and 2 dogs. The neighborhood was poor, but peaceful, and the trees and flowers were blooming beautifully as springtime... Continue Reading →

Queen of Demons

The queen of all demons That was you Still in my dreams After seven years  Where are you now If not infecting my heart  Do you even exist  Without my pain Without a host  A host as lost as me As susceptible as myself You are nothing Without a soul to eat Without me You... Continue Reading →

Companion of Darkness

Born after tragedy, it’s time to make a choice. One is for fun, one makes you numb. I’m proud of you. I’m proud of me, too. I made mistakes, but so did you. So who’s to blame for all the hate? There’s something underneath the floor...it’s scratching and clawing, growling and snorting. One day the... Continue Reading →

A Downside to Royalty

A kingdom far away A marriage arranged Between a cocky young prince And a girl made to change “Be more feminine” they’d say Slowly she conformed And was sold to the king To marry his son She was princess Daisy He was Prince Dom And though it was forced They fell for each other She... Continue Reading →

The Strength of the Mother

Waiting for the helicopter, Jake was reminded of the time he had torn his ACL back in high school. He was a junior and dreaded each football game. He hadn’t been sad he would miss the rest of the season that year.  He held his hands over the makeshift tourniquet and pressed down with firm... Continue Reading →

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