The Pretenders

How often are you prompted to “Put On A Happy Face” to hide an ugly truth from the world?

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What if Belle had Married Gaston?

What ifBellehad marriedGaston-ig    The old man was sitting limply at a table staring at nothing in particular.  A tall distinguished member of the National Gendarmerie entered from a door to the bar room.  Spotting the old man at the table, he quietly made his way to the other side of the table.  He reached out his hand in greeting, “Monsieur Moritz Vital, I am Inspector Boule.  I understand you have a confession to make.”

     The old man raised his head to look at the inspector.  He said nothing for several moments.  Sighing he finally spoke, “I might.” Continue reading

Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones But It’s Not The Only Way To Hurt Me

SticksStonesSquare     I decided to venture into the topic of a lesser known and acknowledged type of abuse and that is Verbal/Emotional Abuse.  No, the abuse is not lashing out with fists and belts but the welts it leaves are just as deep and just as hurtful and can last just as long if not longer due to the fact that is often is not recognized. Continue reading