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“Go to bed, dear

"What could happen to you here, my boy?" I ask, glancing from the boy to the curtains he keeps locked across his bed. His head tilts in an almost subservient fashion as it bows...

The front door of the family home opened wide, showing a small, but wide, rectangular window

The door handle turned, and the two heavy oak doors opened wide, showing two narrow, but wide, rectangular windows. On the left side was a simple, yet dignified, office with a sturdy oak desk,...

In the darkness of the children’s hospital room I heard the voice that said, “Oh

“…you are mine.” The voice that said it to them was calm and commanding, and it was the voice of the child who had brought about the change. I had not heard the voice...

“I will not be a slave to you

This young man is a son of a king who would not be without a slave. He is a son of a slave who would not be without a king. My heart and soul...

Last year, when the children went trick-or-treating, their mother couldn’t believe it

No one was really trick-or-treating. Everyone was trying to survive the storms and the cold. The children didn't even know the meaning of the word trick-or-treat. And the one thing they didn't know was...

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It’s not dark enough for me to draw my own blood

Now, here, the silence is broken by a cawing that’s not a bird nor a crow, but an owl. The owl flies directly into the headlights. I see him, a large yellow eyed bird...

My sister was killed in a drunk driving accident

Walking to the beach with my umbrella still on top, I watched the water rippling on the rocky shore and thought to myself…I don’t belong here. I don’t fit in. I want to go...

Three hours pass and the phone rings again

Three hours passes and the phone rings again. A couple of rings. He opens his eyes and smiles at the caller ID. He glances at his watch. 5:46. He looks up and sighs, shaking...