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By Mary Kate Decraene
In March, 1995 an emergency room doctor told Dad he only had twelve hours to live if he did not have his leg amputated. He refused to have the surgery. As my sisters and I sat helplessly in the waiting room at Cook County Hospital pondering his fate I could not help but wonder, â€œHow the...
shey doesn't have a drinking problem-- does he?
This is the first part of a writing series I am working on that basically involves looking into the dark parts of my past and then closing the door on them. A kind of self-therapy exercise, if you will.
Poetry | Updated Mar 2, 2014 | Reads: 0 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
By Julian Eckhart
Short poem, it speaks for itself.
Poetry | Updated Feb 12, 2014 | Reads: 7 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 2
taken from my book, "This Never Happened Before"
taken from my book,
We fail to find love in just a series of sad attempts at lust.
I've decided to write a memoir because I'm not sure if my life is interesting.
By Stranger In The Corner
a discussion of one addiction, and how to get that monkey off your back.
You drank again
I saw it in your eyes
A dark shadow passed
And you were gone
Leaving me alone with him
Poetry | Updated Nov 13, 2013 | Reads: 23 | Comments: 3 | Likes: 5
Prior to the life I now live, I was married to a drug addict and alcoholic for fourteen years. The dysfunction and emotional pain took me for the biggest ride of my life. I was able to overcome this pain but it didn't come without a price. This book is about my personal journey and the...
taken from my book, "Taking Our Sweet Little Time"
In Back From the Abyss, Kieran Doherty takes the reader along on the wild ride that was his life. With a voice reminiscent of Pete Hamillâ€™s in A Drinking Life and a childhood as tough as Frank McCourtâ€™s in Angelaâ€™s Ashes, he tells his story, full of wit, bravado, and Irish...
By Vanessa Telaro
A young man returns home in an attempt to overcome his alcoholism and reconnect with who he used to be.
Short Story | Updated Oct 14, 2013 | Reads: 31 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
By Bria Miche
There is a universal struggle between the mind and spirituality. In this piece, a young Mormon man must evaluate what he truly is as he listens to a blaspheming relation that has claimed to have seen Hell.
Short Story | Updated Sep 21, 2013 | Reads: 5 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0