New Life

She lay there cold, with legs exposed, as they spoke. Backs turned to her; she caught few words."A mess. . .”“No more feeling. . .”“Stiches."They looked over at her and she held their gaze, wanting answers. The doctor approached, mouth moving in silent speech as he searched for the right words. “Ma’am, there have been…some... Continue Reading →

Internal Monster

Her hands shook as new friends welcomed them inside. How would they take her? Life before her partner used to mean refusing these invites; too scared to take risks.They sat together. She stared at her dinner. Everyone laughed at his jokes as he kept her safe from attention, helped her relax.She started contributing, a word here, comment there."He always forgets things, he's male," she said smiling, glancing at him.The... Continue Reading →

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