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Holidays are Hard

The holidays have always been hard for me. My mother got kicked out of the house when she got knocked up… but her relationship with her parents had been strained for a long time. Generally I was handed over to … Continue reading

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What happened to Caiden?

Caiden was my half sister. My mother was paid to marry a man named Said who was in the US as a student and wanted to stay more permanently. He married my mother and slept in the basement while my … Continue reading

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Secrets

Secrets are anathema to me. I started keeping secrets when I was very, very small. My mother had a history with child protective services – something about me as a newborn repeatedly seizing or stopping to breathe and only doing … Continue reading

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My whole life, everyone has always said, “Wow! You look just like your mother!” and “You have your mother’s face!” I didn’t think much of this until after I started puberty. I’d been away from my mother long enough that … Continue reading

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A Long, Long Story

My mother was not a good person. My most basic, stripped down definition of evil is someone who is so selfish as to damage the people around them… and she was pretty damned evil. She didn’t start out that way. … Continue reading

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Doing Some Packing

Have you ever moved from a large space into a tiny one? From, say, a house into a small apartment? You suddenly find yourself in this itty bitty space, with -way- too much crap. So you sort of leave everything … Continue reading

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