"The sounds flood through the canals and the sting of iron washes over my tongue."
"I cut all my hair off shortly after that to punish her, but that meant there were no more strands to pull."
"A child is like a houseplant, only needing a few basic things for survival. Food, water, love, and some sunlight. Maybe you assumed she was giving me those things. I suspect you never gave enough shit to provide them to me yourself, so there I was left with crumbs."
"You can do this. Just a few more hours until you can sleep, I say. All I think about is my next course of sleep."
I refused to sleep with him. You might not believe me, but for several months I absolutely refused. I insisted on taking the moral high-ground and refused to cross that line. I can't do that again, I told myself. I can't be the side chick again, I reminded myself. Despite my previous transgressions, I apparently... Continue Reading →