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Because These Are Sacred Scars

“If he knows you are leaving him, if he knows time has run out, there are two likely outcomes.  He will either try to get you pregnant or he will physically harm you,” my psychologist said in a quiet, serious tone. I nodded in agreement, tears on my cheeks. I could keep my decision a

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Some Are Made To Break Down Doors

You know the scenes in movies or television shows in which there is a person or group of people being held hostage or perhaps they’ve been abandoned and left for dead in a closed, locked up structure, and someone arrives on the scene, looking for them, knowing action must be taken? Often the rescuers take

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The Night I Found a Hell of Mercy

I was desperate on an almost-spring night, some four or five years ago; I was looking for a fix. I walked the halls and up the stairs, and I stood in front of a wall of books. I wanted words to jump off the pages and tenderly tuck a stray hair behind my ear, and kiss

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