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My sister is in her room again, spilling tears on her diary pages.

Its leaves shake in fear as it receives lashes of anger and frustration. 154 more words


The Accident Season, by Moira Fowley-Doyle

Publisher: Random House Children’s Publishers  |  Published 2nd July 2015  |  Edition: Kindle (Review Copy)

This curious story is narrated by seventeen year old Cara, who takes a moment to introduce us to her seemingly ordinary family: her sister, Alice, her ex-step brother, Sam, and their mother, a purple-haired artist named Melanie, who all live together in County Mayo, Ireland. 463 more words


Home Sweet Home.... Part 1

My first car I had was a 1999 Isuzu Rodeo, which was paid off. That thing was a tank. Until the timing belt snapped before it’s scheduled maintenance. 1,071 more words


Childhood Drama

Any good therapist can tell you that most of your issues stem from your childhood drama.  The way your dad treated your mom, the way your mom treated you, the way your grandparents blindly taught your parents how to teach their children the way their parents have taught them. 712 more words


Respect is Earned, Not Given

‘Respect is earned, not given’. Something that is true in every walk of life.  Not only is it often dishonest, (we have all had to vein respect for somebody at some point, am I right?) but respect is easy to lose. 756 more words

Expressing Oneself

The Talk Of The Town by Ardal O'Hanlon: A Book Review

There he is, my neighbor, a waste of boy, fashioned himself into an innocent look, an obvious look of teenage: lankily immature but cute and good-looking, his flawless fair complexion is no longer indelible, but still he takes after his father’s charisma.

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When Your Family is Breaking

I remember growing up, we would be the family walking down the street in matching t-shirts because my parents thought it was cute. We would be the ones to have a family dinner every night to talk about our days and plan for the rest of the week. 316 more words