We hadn't known what hell was until our mother had brought him to our doorstep. Mark. Mark was the devil's name and would forever be burnt into my mind after everything he had put us through. Even as I lay here, I know deep down he cannot take the blame for the torture both my … Continue reading Runaway Girl
Questions. All I’ve received these last few months are questions. ‘But father, if what you have been preaching about is true, then why would other people go searching for answers that the Bible should have provided?’ How many times must I explain to them that those who search for answers that the Bible has already … Continue reading Sister Abigail’s Unfaithfulness
Reports had stacked up far beyond what she could even recall gathering. Amongst those were email requests from clients and reporters who had been more than intrusive on Olivia’s work and private information. She wasn’t interested in responding to those emails, all they wanted was to put their noses into places where it wasn’t needed. … Continue reading The Little Girl [Part 1]
I hadn't seen Elliot since our intimate moment on the balcony where we found ourselves confessing our love for each other one moment and then where I found myself being pulled away from him the next. I wasn't sure what mother planned to do with me as she dragged me closer to the hall that … Continue reading Elliot & I [Part 2]
With the keys loose in my hands, I wonder whether unlocking the door and stepping inside is worth it or whether I should go with what my gut is saying and simply turn away. Recently, nothing had been drawing me back here, apart from the fact it’s a permanent place to sleep, but even that … Continue reading The Caller
The only thought that kept running through my mind was why did I come here? If Eileen hadn’t pestered me to come, I know I would have stayed at home and made up a lame excuse for my absence if people asked. But there I sat, amongst colleagues I barely knew and in a bar … Continue reading New Woman
It was the third night in a row. The third night they’d awoken me with their singing. The third night they’d awoken me with their unnecessary praises. The third night I’d sat up drinking myself to sleep and being unsuccessful each time. No matter how much I tried to block them out, emotionally and physically, … Continue reading The Howls of the Night
Have you ever had to analyse your emotions ten times over, just to make sure you’re not behaving or feeling emotional for an irrational reason? Have you ever had to question your own mind-set, because everyone around you doesn’t seem to grasp your way of thinking? Have you ever felt crazy because you just can’t … Continue reading Have you ever?
With the presentation checked and completed, I was sure that the strategies I’d planned for Miss Woods would have her pleased. I smoothed the crease in my skirt and took a deep breath. It wasn’t as though I was nervous because I still failed to grasp the understanding of my dreams, it was the actual … Continue reading Our Secret [Part 2]
It was the cold air that woke me up. The slightly chilled wind that passed me was what had me blinking my eyes to darkness. I was sure I slept with the bed lamp on, so I was beyond confused when I awoke to utter darkness. All that filled my sight was dark shapes that … Continue reading His Eyes.