Short stories/Poetry

Under the Bed

     I slid under the half-made bed as soon as I heard them kick in the door, the frame splintering from the impact. The bedskirt rippled–tattletale–and I prayed it would stop before they saw. I scooted to the uppermost part of the bed grimacing as Kylie’s toys scraped my ribs and thighs. When I […]

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In My Heart

The Rebuilder of a Dream

Building is hard. Rebuilding is harder. When you’re building for the first time, all you hope to have lies ahead of you. When you’re rebuilding, you are standing in the rubble of all you used to have. Obstacles and setbacks buffet both the builder and the rebuilder. The builder resists, carrying the torch of hope. […]

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In My Head

The Danger of Peacetime

When people tell you who you’re not, you strive to stand in who you are. You stand against the naysayers and haters determined not to let them bring you down. You refuse to give up when doors are slammed in your face. You plow your way through when the winds are adverse and the waves […]

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Short stories/Poetry

The People’s “Hero”

     I’m a great person. Unfortunately, it takes a while for people to see that. I love being there for people, but if they don’t ever need me to do anything, they won’t know. People don’t always get a chance to see me at my best, so I have to create opportunities.     […]

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