Monthly Archives: December 2013

A Chorus of Light and Color

So what does a thirteen year old without parents and without a place to live do? I sat in the quiet empty apartment and assessed my situation. I had seen the poor outcome of kids in the foster system and … Continue reading

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The Anxiety to Remain Guarded

I felt guilty for hitting Mom but easily rationalized it away. I hadn’t been back to the apartment for over a month and I was really missing Jason. Our apartment was a shithole in the center of a fucking warzone … Continue reading

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Suspicious of the Fat Man in a Red Suit

Our aunt was insistent that someone was on the roof and other adults in the room kept guessing that it must be Santa. True, there was some sort of a ruckus going on above our heads but the suspension of … Continue reading

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Do Not Look a Gift Horse in the Mouth

I am very careful to not look a gift horse in the mouth and try to be appreciative of gifts received, but there is no getting around the fact that, growing up my Dad gave some pretty bad gifts. Under … Continue reading

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artwork by my amazing son

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Rockwood Middle School

It was the perfect storm. After a huge knock down and drag out between Mom and me, she wiped the blood from her lip and kicked me out. As a result I had been sleeping on a friends couch for … Continue reading

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Honor Your Mother and Father

Originally posted on Raised By Wolves (I Wish):
This one is difficult. Living with our parents’ alcoholism and drug use was a real drag (definitely pulling my punches). The end result was a whole lot of abuse and neglect. I…

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