The loss of childhood innocence

Did you have that one weird uncle?  Well, mine was a great uncle.  At one of the many time I

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Sleeping in your car…

When Mom and I first got away from my evil stepfather, we didn’t have anywhere to go.  I don’t know

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Letting my guard down

I sleep in my beautiful white and blue canopy bed with its ruffles and lace, happy and content.  I had

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Don’t go near the water…

The flood waters were so high, rushing by so quickly, my uncle told my cousin and me not to go

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Friend or Foe?

When I was 12-years-old, I lived near my 5th-grade elementary school, so near that it was in sight of my

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Devastation: Left Behind

After arriving in Tennessee…I was once again left behind.  We were in a new place, my Mom had to start

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Riding around with the windows down…

Riding around with your hair blowing in the breeze freedom, exhilaration, and wind-blown hair.

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Hungry and afraid we ride off into the sunset?

We ride in a Greyhound bus towards our future, will it be better than the past?  We hadn’t eaten all

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Hiding in the Weeds, will he find us tonight…

It’s a dark and quiet night, so we need to be extra quiet… Ben and Mom are fighting again, but

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Abandoned and Unwanted

Dropped off again, how long will it be before she comes back this time? “It’s just for a little while

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Trying to Escape the Beating…

Me, mom, and Ben went back to normal life following their first fight.  It took a little while for all

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The day I was kidnapped…

It started out like any other day… My mother was taking me a bath in the upstairs bathroom of our

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Bludgeoning by river rock…

One of my first childhood memories is of waking up to a woman repeatedly slamming a large river rock into

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