Tag: depression

Ezekiel 33:8-9

Excerpt from Chapter 14 My steps seemed in ordinately slow as I approached his house. My body felt sleek and fluid. That familiar warmth making its way up from my feet again, circling around my legs and settling between my thighs when I opened… Continue Reading “Ezekiel 33:8-9”

A random childhood memory

The summer air was pungent in my nostrils when the car stopped in front of a house I had never seen before. Then my father got out, opened my door, and I remember vividly how heavy that lilac was in the air. In the… Continue Reading “A random childhood memory”

Excerpt Chapter 10:

**She’s remembering her second time and getting lost in her own thoughts as she sits in her car while trying to track down a man named Robert Negro – A convicted rapist and murderer whos “done his time”  She find herself down the street… Continue Reading “Excerpt Chapter 10:”

Excerpt Chapter 3: My mother

**Trigger warning: The following piece contains graphic depictions of child abuse and alcoholism** My father told me I was born on the coldest night in January, 1978. My father, then nineteen with my mother who was eighteen, wrapped me in a blanket they bought… Continue Reading “Excerpt Chapter 3: My mother”

Excerpt: Chapter 1

I used to wake up every morning and tell myself the biggest lies about how everything would be ok. Now, I’ve come to terms with reality and I tell myself the truth. I tell everyone the truth about how I feel. Those things that… Continue Reading “Excerpt: Chapter 1”

When my mother passed away

Trigger warning: The following piece contains detailed description of death, alcoholism, suicide and child abuse. This is a true personal story. When I went to identify my mother’s body in the funeral home I opened the sealed envelope that contained her autopsy report. She… Continue Reading “When my mother passed away”