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Once Upon A Time–A Short and Sad Fable

Once upon a time, a baby was born. She was born as perfect as any baby is born, her hope and humanity and purpose still untouched by jealousy, by undue pain, by disappointment or despair. And so, despite some hardship, … Continue reading

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Is Your Obsession With Grammar Hurting Your Writing?

As many of you are already aware, writing is a very important part of my life. If you check out the tagline, this blog isn’t just about PTSD and mental illness, it’s about living and parenting with PTSD. Living and … Continue reading

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Fiction Fridays: Five Creative Writing Exercises That Helped Heal My Trauma

The week before last, I posted the Fiction Fridays finale. For those new to this blog, Fiction Fridays was a series in which I posted original short stories that I had written. I closed the series, but that doesn’t mean … Continue reading

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Fiction Fridays FINALE

You read that title right. It’s the last Fiction Fridays. The Grande Finale… I would have loved to keep it going, but people haven’t been responding to the prompts. People have, however, been responding to my guest post calls. Bumping … Continue reading

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Fiction Fridays 9: A Gathering of Geniuses

It’s Fiction Fridays numero 9! And it’s also the last weekly Fiction Friday. What did you feel when you read that? Sadness, relief, or apathy? If you felt relief I can’t help you, but if you felt sadness, it’s the … Continue reading

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Fiction Fridays 8: “Balloon Wisdom”

It’s Friday! I’ve got something special for you. It’s been another sickly week for me. That’s another side effect of PTSD, by the way. Well parenting two toddlers who go to daycare also, but I have a pretty healthy diet … Continue reading

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Fiction Fridays: “Just Another Morning”

Hello! Welcome to Friday. It’s Fiction Fridays #7! Now that my family has gotten over The Plague, I have it. I almost didn’t put anything up today at all..but I created Fiction Fridays for a reason! And that reason was … Continue reading

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Fiction Fridays: The Little Girl And The Copier

It’s #FictionFridays number 6, hooray! As promised last week, I am not going to write a rambling prelude today. Anyway, this story*is* new..I stayed up way too late last night writing it so be sure to check out this fresh-hot-draft! … Continue reading

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Fiction Fridays: “Does That Work On Velociraptors?”

It’s Friday! Which means it’s Fiction Fridays #5   When I initially published this on Friday the 7th, I wrote a long meandering disclaimer about how extremely stressful my week had been, and why I was posting a story I … Continue reading

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Fiction Fridays: A Small But Necessary Adjustment

Hi Lovelies!  It’s Friday! It’s been a big week, both for me personally, and for the mental health community as a whole. You may heave heard that Amy Bleuel, founder of Project Semicolon, ended her life this week. That is … Continue reading

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Fiction Fridays: An Unnatural Silence

It’s Friday! Which means it’s time for some fiction on Betty’s Battleground. A nice break from the important, but heavy, suicide issue posts that I have gone up the past week. Last week participation was suuuuper low for the writing … Continue reading

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Fiction Fridays: The Invitation

Welcome to the second installment of Fiction Fridays!  If you want to catch up, you can read the first Fiction Fridays story here. As promised, this week will include a writing prompt and the opportunity to have YOUR work featured … Continue reading

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Fiction Fridays: Highway Drive

I am adding a new segment to my blog: Fiction Fridays! I enjoy blogging. It has been very healing for me; it has helped me connect with others who live with PTSD, and to educate those who don’t. I am still … Continue reading