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Seven-year-old Dani sat shivering in her bath. The light above the tub was off. It should have been on, but it was off, leaving the bathroom dimly lit, enough to see her body, just enough to make her feel naked … Continue reading
My sixth grade hall locker haunts me in my nightmares. Of course, there’s a story behind that, and of course, it really has nothing to do with the locker itself. The stress of middle school began long before the first … Continue reading
I awoke from a dream of Walter. In the dream, it was beginning to rain and I ran from the barn holding a cat in my arms. Its pitiful cries of hunger howled in the wind. Walter had once taken a cat from my arms and I later found … Continue reading
Imagination can offer at times thoughts more disturbing than anything it uses to create them. Sights a woman don’t need to see, John had said. The images preying on my mind as we rode toward the Hanging Tree were almost more than I could bear. … Continue reading
So this is another Yay! post! I realize Blah, Blah, Blah… might seem like a funny title for a Yay! post, but really it’s very appropriate, because “blah” is about my third favorite word behind “stuff” and “grr!” and because what I … Continue reading
“You alright?” John asked. My lungs felt like someone was sticking me with pins and I struggled to breathe as if I had a big man’s weight collapsed atop me. My head cleared, and I remembered where I was. John had pulled me … Continue reading
Abbie’s book found a new home in my wardrobe. Aside from clothes, and the dainties that came with my boudoir, it was my only possession. The fact that I couldn’t read it meant nothing. It was as precious as the little … Continue reading
It dawned on me as I dressed why my mother was always quiet when Daddy was around. Just like with William Andruss, you never knew what would set Daddy off. One thing I knew he didn’t abide was ignorance. If … Continue reading
Sex is a funny thing. For some men, the conquest of it drives them the way a prod prompts a steer to stampede. But unlike the steer, these charging bulls crave a woman who belongs only to them. A man must … Continue reading