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Erin’s Journey

Due to an irreconcilable battle between good and evil, Erin left home. She'd tried to make a go of it, tried to attend to his needs, but she'd come to realise he was never going to change. The last time he bashed her head into the refrigerator door---over something as trivial as not having any… Continue reading Erin’s Journey

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The darkness

'I don't mean to sound trite,' Melanie says. I know her well. Even though she's trying to appear calm and helpful, she's seething. She has clear tells. Her left eye is twitching and the ring finger on her left hand shakes, ever so slightly. There's been a lot water under the bridge over the years.… Continue reading The darkness

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Shelley and Christabel

'I don't want to explain it again!' Shelley squeals. 'Well you might have to,' Shelley's aunt, Christabel, responds. Shelley huffs and crosses her arms in protest. She loves living with Aunt Christabel, but she is extremely strict. Shelley was moved to Christabel's home by the department, after months of living on the streets and couch… Continue reading Shelley and Christabel

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Reality

Slumped at her dining table while her two children, Betty who's 4 and Harold, 2, have a day nap, Melissa silently sobs. Coloured paper covers the table, the scissors lie beside her arm and a slip of paper waves at her from the the tip of glue stick. It's almost taunting her, reminding her of… Continue reading Reality

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Moving on

'Honestly, he's not worth it,' Ella whispered. She was rubbing the back of her twin sister, Lucia, who was bent over the toilet bowl. Ella pulled Lucia's hair away from her face. 'Luce,' Ella murmured. 'Come on, sit back. Tell me what happened.' Ella pulled her sister into her arms and held her as she… Continue reading Moving on