Pick a Puppy

The little girl waited eagerly in the car, knee jiggling up and down, fingers fidgeting with the hem of her sweater, eyes roving back and forth – trying fruitlessly to see the blue door through the frosted glass of the car window. Her brother sat in the seat next to her. He tried to hide […]

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…Was Paved With Communion Crackers

This is the second part to “The Road to Athiesm…” Read that first. I stopped taking communion at church. I was still obligated to attend whenever my mother deemed it a “family event” and I’d grit my teeth throughout the services, becoming more annoyed with every “Praise God!” Near the end of each mass, the […]

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The Road to Atheism…

I walked amongst saints. They stood tall and proud, looming over us, clutching rosary beads and spiritual books, not unlike their parishioners. The saints rode on pedestals that were elaborately decorated and carried on the backs of the faithful. They were led by Jesus Christ, his silhouette tall and brightly coloured, paving a clear path […]

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Monster Lead Me Home

Have you ever been in a place where you thought you were worthless, underappreciated, wrecked, and unloved? That’s what it was like to live in the other world.  When I first arrived in the other world, it was a place of optimism with the promise to grow into a wonderful person. They offered a comfortable […]

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Homes Are Where The Old Are

The common room was large, roughly the size of a school gymnasium, and had tables and chairs situated with wide avenues between each set, room enough for a wheelchair or walker to glide through comfortably.  The walls were eggshell, the floor a grey speckled tile; there were dusty brown blinds opened at each window and […]

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