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Behind the Impressions

Pingback: https://strictlyunstructured.com/2017/05/24/excuse-me-but-i-think-you-have-the-wrong-impression/ "Hurry up, cross the street," she whispered to her daughter, ushering her toward the opposing city sidewalk.  Confused, the young girl asked her mother, "why mom?" "Nevermind the reason, just do as I say," the mother abruptly responded to her impressionable young daughter. What the hope filled young girl failed to see was not lost on… Continue reading Behind the Impressions

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Visions of Grandeur

Pingback: https://shameport.wordpress.com/2016/03/23/bed-time-story/ The Daily Prompt: Visions Smart, beautiful, and ready for whatever the world may throw her way Fearing nothing she packed her bag and headed to the big city She was going to make it. Like a divine light Summer Sun shined down upon her, bathing her in hope and possibility. Everything she touched turned… Continue reading Visions of Grandeur

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Into the Abyss

Pingback: https://runvagabound.wordpress.com/2017/05/22/she-sits-poised-at-a-precipice/ The Daily Prompt: precipice   She stands alone, Staring at the swelling seas from tired eyes, long void of feeling. She wonders if anyone would notice if she jumped into the cold, dark abyss of water that tempts her so. Every crashing wave taunts her, whispering to her tormented soul...She hears the sea call… Continue reading Into the Abyss

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How I Found My Way After A Decade of Floating Adrift

Pingback: https://bysarahwhiley.wordpress.com/2017/05/23/in-the-disconnect/ Daily Prompt: adrift The majority of my twenties was plagued with stress, uncertainty, and a general sense that I was lost at sea, floating adrift into previously uncharted waters. An unpleasant divorce in addition to the first real losses of my life sent me into both a dark hole of isolation and  a tailspin… Continue reading How I Found My Way After A Decade of Floating Adrift

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Man-Made-Magic

The Daily Post Pingback: https://love-it-now.live/2017/05/06/my-promise/   Sunshine floods her no longer dark room, Promising the hope of a new day and Wiping away the safety of sleep.     Fumbling through the fear that every morning delivers, she reaches for the familiar slim bottle at her bedside and Swallows the magic medicine that enables her To… Continue reading Man-Made-Magic

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Anger Boiled Over

I am not afraid; you no longer scare me. Once so terrified of you, I spent hours scouring the Internet desperately trying to find your new address, license plate number, and make and model of your latest car. Not anymore. You've had your way with my emotions for the last time. Though not physically raped,… Continue reading Anger Boiled Over

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Accepting My Identity Outside of “Mother”

Moms, Dads, athletes, professionals, and students are all common ways that people identify themselves. For a period of time during my younger years I identified myself as a Type A Perfectionist. I was born with a plan and goals and nothing was going to stop me from completing my plans and achieving my goals. As time… Continue reading Accepting My Identity Outside of “Mother”

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When the Damage is Done

I hold no ill will and wish you peace. This I have told you time and time again. It seems every time a fair amount of time passes you reappear, just as you did when I was a vulnerable child, unaware of how to protect myself from your absence or your presence. I understand and… Continue reading When the Damage is Done

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Unexpected Roots

Pingback: https://biaatlas.wordpress.com/2017/04/26/inside-not-out/ Throughout my thirty years I have been very privileged to have experienced living in many states across our great nation. My Dad was in the Navy, so we moved every two years when he was re-stationed until he retired from the Service and we returned home. We lived in Arizona and Washington State and… Continue reading Unexpected Roots

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My Story: How I Had Gastric Bypass Surgery to Fix Non-Existing Ailments and Ended Up Chronically Ill

In 2010 I made the difficult decision to undergo gastric bypass surgery. At only 26 years old, I was morbidly obese and on the fast track to diabetes and early onset heart disease. I had a two year old little boy whom I so desperately wanted to be present for and active with. My husband… Continue reading My Story: How I Had Gastric Bypass Surgery to Fix Non-Existing Ailments and Ended Up Chronically Ill