The Bad Stuff

The Wall

When we first met, I lied about my age. I was older than he, and embarrassed about it. I confessed, and he forgave me. It cast a faint shadow of mistrust. The first stone was laid in the wall between us. . He came from another country. He couldn’t move to be with me, A… Continue reading The Wall

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Counting Time

Since I left my insane, abusive ex, the expected PTSD has revealed a most unexpected side effect. Counting time. You may not have heard of this. In fact I have googled it so many times, that the mouse finds its own way to the page now. And, guess what?? I found nothing! Nothing to reassure… Continue reading Counting Time

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50 Shades of Copy and Paste

Aaaaaaaaargh! The time hath come. I both knew, and feared that it would. Today, E.L. James released her new abomination ‘Grey’ to the world. She must be getting low on Prada and Louboutins. This series of books must be the worst I have ever read. And yes, I have read them, so I think I… Continue reading 50 Shades of Copy and Paste

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To my daughter’s father…

You haven’t seen her for 16 years. You lost that right by your actions towards me, her mother. I had to protect her. From your anger, your insecurity, your immaturity. . You haven’t been there for 16 years. I brought her up alone for a while, and then her step-father came along. He is the… Continue reading To my daughter’s father…

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Removing All Doubt

Originally posted on smilecries:
A few weeks ago, I took part in a rousing e-discussion about independent publishing. In case you are considering joining in one of these, be advised, they are all “rousing.”* *rousing = violent, bloody. I’m not going to rehash it. I’ve seen enough of these that I find them boring now.…

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Living 50 Shades

There seems to be a wave of extremely heated discussion over the upcoming, much advertised, film ’50 Shades of Grey.’ Yes, it’s just a book. Yes, it’s just a film. Yes, there are many other pseudo-erotic/BDSM books out there; maybe some of those also portray domestic abuse wrapped up as ‘erotic romance’ as this one does. But… Continue reading Living 50 Shades

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Are You the Baddie?

Originally posted on smilecries:
Just for fun, just because the world isn’t difficult enough, and things aren’t terrible enough and there isn’t hate enough, a delegate from Virginia has introduced a fun new bill. This bill would allow any organization, private or public to use religious beliefs to openly discriminate against gay people. The measure…