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 …Continue reading "Dear Dads – We Honor The Impact You Have"
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 …Continue reading "Anger And Gratitude"
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 …Continue reading "Prisoner – A Flash Fiction"
bare skin in the sun not an invitation to just take what you want Copyright Claudia H. Blanton 2015Continue reading "Off Limits – A Haiku"
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 2015Continue reading "Holding Onto Hope – A Poem"
I wish I could give you the trust you deserve, but echoes of the past have a hold on my heart, chains not yet broken by the warmth of your love Copyright Claudia H. Blanton 2015Continue reading "Forgive Me – A Poem"
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 …Continue reading "Bedtime – A Five Sentence Flash Fiction"
I used to hate you that part of me, weak, exposed like an open nerve raw, vulnerable, in pain disgusted by the torture linked to twisted acts of a sad, sick mind but in the healing love of another, I found peaceContinue reading "Making Peace With Myself – A Poem"
Memory of you makes me squirm with dreadful thoughts but you did not win Copyright Claudia H. Blanton 2015 This post was inspired by the Daily Prompt “Embrace The Ick“.Continue reading "Survivor – A Haiku"
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 …Continue reading "Just A Girl – A Flash Fiction"