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Heartbreak on a Sunday afternoon

A short story.

Tiffany and Mark took a detour and arrived at a shabby house in the country. The window panes were sealed with creeping ooze, and the overgrown lawn was dotted with weeds. 242 more words

Storms Of Life

Obsessions

By definition (three of them from three different dictionaries, as usual), Obsession is: an act of besieging; a “a vexing or haunting as by an evil spirit or some morbidly dominant idea” ( 991 more words

Homelessness

"Leaving Montana" by Thomas Whaley

Confronting Family Secrets on a Journey to Wholeness

The story of Ben Quinn, a man with suppressed rage and a lifetime of resentment against his parents, who returns to his childhood home in Billings, Montana to confront his traumatic and chaotic childhood  and the family secrets he only just learned about.  520 more words

Book Review

Md. agency failed to monitor placement of foster children, audit says

Some foster children were placed in the care of relatives with a history of alleged abuse or neglect because Maryland’s social services agency did not properly monitor local agencies, according to a new audit. 125 more words

Foster Care

Lawsuit: Boy, 7, placed in foster home with abuser

The Associated Press

SCRANTON, Pa. —

A federal lawsuit says a child welfare agency in northeastern Pennsylvania knowingly placed a 7-year-old Scranton boy in foster care with a couple whose 18-year-old adopted son had a history of sexual abuse. 28 more words

Foster Care

What turns people into depraved human beings?

WHEN we are born into this world, we are totally defenceless and dependent on the people around us.

Babies are not born with evil in their hearts, but unfortunately what children are exposed to in childhood alters the psyche and moulds their personality traits. 719 more words