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Creating meaning out of the trauma and debauchery that was 2020. Read More

Poem / Poetry

June 04, 2021

Reads: 43

Comments: 1

Shelves: 1

The Booksie Classic House

Is it too much to ask? Cover photo by Giles Lambert on Unsplash Read More

Poem / Poetry

April 30, 2021

Reads: 43

Comments: 2

The Booksie Classic House

taken from my book, "Our Founded Feelings" Read More

Poem / Poetry

April 22, 2021

Reads: 83

Comments: 2

The Booksie Classic House

This is a poem I wrote after talking to my dad about what it was like to go through withdrawals from a 40 year alcohol addiction. Read More
Gambling, like most good things can have a negative affect when it is enjoyed too much. If you have an addiction to anything, including gambling and want to break free from it, know that you are not alone; there are others out there like you. There are people who want… Read More

Book / Other

March 29, 2021

Reads: 188

Comments: 3

The Booksie Classic House

Riley Brooks appears to be leading a charmed life on the outside. On the inside, she's spiraling as a result of an abusive relationship. Once the relationship comes to a tumultuous end, she loses very nearly everything, her sanity included. As an effort to promote her career, she is forced… Read More
A strung out woman begs a traveler, as a last ditch effort, for a fix. Read More

Tags: greek, addiction

Just something small I came up with in the moment. Read More

Reads: 128

Comments: 2

Shelves: 2

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This piece is an excerpt from the book I am currently writing. I thought it worked really well as a short story so I wanted to share it with you all :) Although I have labeled this as literary fiction much of this story is based on my real life. Read More

Short Story / Other

January 07, 2021

Reads: 80

Comments: 1

Shelves: 4

The Abandoned House

Fighting an addiction is hard and sometimes you just need a little help to make it. Read More

Tags: murder, addiction

Gunther's life is spiraling out of control, but he can guide the thoughts of others like no other. Read More
The Bragstone girls are living with a curse, or a blessing some might say. Since the moment they are born their world is one of black and white. And the only way to get a world of color is by looking into the eyes of their soulmate. Read More
A review essay discussing netflix's social dilemma, including comparing my views on it to a colleague's views. importance is because internet addiction and remaining engaged in it is important to debate, but the docudrama is not totally successful in achieving this. it is a far more complex issue and, as… Read More

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Comments: 2

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The Booksie Classic House

This is based on a true story, as I experienced it. In 2014, I lost a good friend of mine to a heroin overdose. His name was Chase. He was only 28 years old when he passed. This piece is a tribute to him as well as the story about… Read More

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"I thought this was a beautiful tribute, written so poetically, it brought tears to my eyes. I am so sorry you lost Chase and Shay. This was a ..." Read More

All my friends are paying it Read More

Poem / Poetry

August 07, 2020

Reads: 90

Comments: 1

Shelves: 1

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Tags: drugs, addiction

"Winning Streak" is about using drugs to escape feelings of being worthless and a seemingly never ending loneliness. It talks about how everything got worse when the one that said they would always be there, was nowhere around. Lost and trapped in one's own mind, the drugs seemed to be… Read More

Tags: drugs, addiction

Reads: 113

Comments: 1

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It's all gucci Read More
In 1986, Trevor finds himself struggling with his addiction of gambling. His wife, Mary, discovers that he has been using the money they saved for their wedding to go gambling. She then confronts him and gives him an ultimatum; quit gambling, or cancel their wedding. Read More
Addiction is a fiction novel about a family of 4 (mom, dad & identical twin girls) that fall into a life of addiction. The 4 of them all struggle with different types of addictions, ie. drugs, alcohol, gambling, etc. Join them on their journey to sobriety, and grow with each… Read More

Poem / Poetry

July 26, 2020

Reads: 184

Comments: 4

Shelves: 1

The Booksie Classic House

Climbing the atmosphere Read More

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Comments: 1

Shelves: 1

The Booksie Classic House

This is a story of how I found love and had to fight for it, through addiction and poor choices, to the life I live today. Read More
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