Dear Dads – We Honor The Impact You Have

  On this fathers day, I want to dedicate this space to Fathers. I want to serve you as a reminder of the impact you all have on your children’s live, your family’s live. Just maybe not like you would expect. Dear Dad’s, mind your jokes. What might seem funny to you, might hurt, deeply …

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Anger And Gratitude

the anger behind that sweet smile you always show is reserved for me Domestic abuse – a reality many women – and men – experience in their relationship. The fear of those who supposed to be caring for us, making our homes a nightmare, instead of a safe haven is real, and never the fault of …

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Prisoner – A Flash Fiction

Many aspects of him frightened me, but none chilled me as much to the bone as his need for perfection. Patterns laid perfectly in unison with each other, never one aspect out of place, and the glance in my direction, when something was not up to his standards alone, made me shiver in fear. In …

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Holding Onto Hope – A Poem

the sound of a fight echoes through the dreary house no longer refuge from where can I steal a little sense of peace, lost somewhere in the dark Copyright Claudia Blanton 2015

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Bedtime – A Five Sentence Flash Fiction

Bedtime routines are supposed  promote comfort, peace and set a mood for a relaxing night sleep. At least that is what they teach in school, and I am inclined to believe my teachers. But now, as I am laying in my bed – the thick covers barely manage to hide my shivering – I hear …

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Just A Girl – A Flash Fiction

This was the worst, and scariest day of her short life, the day where everything would change, and nothing would ever be the same. A slave to a custom, that never dared to ask what she wanted, her choices not relevant, her young age not an obstacle. She was, after all, just a girl, her …

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