Dysfunctional stories, books, poems, and more

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Short Story / Humor

December 27, 2016

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Emm, 25 and unemployed, wakes up to a disaster. Her family is very dysfunctional, and their antics are on full display. So she decides to go on a road trip and forge out a new life for herself. Read More

Poem / Memoir

July 12, 2015

Reads: 59

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A vent for my anger at current situations. Read More
Author, Amanda Farmer, shares the story of her family's relocation to Minnesota, from Pennsylvania, and the subsequent challenges they face as farmers, a family, and Mennonites. This memoir chronicles the years of struggle as Amanda and her younger brother Joseph seek to escape their father's suffocating and controlling behavior. Read More

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Comments: 2

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A short story about a mothers anger and the effect on the child. I know this is in memoir, but this incident is only based on an event in my early childhood, so not everything is completely factual. So the child in the story isn't really me.. Just based on… Read More
Simi's world came crashing down when her father joined a new club. Will she ever be able to escape what she fears the most, her future self? Read More
A story about a big sister, who would move mountains to make her little brother happy, while dealing with parents who didn't really care. Read More
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… Read More
The dirtball from the wrong side of the track, Harry meets a pretty young waitress at a local pizza joint. She fell in love with this bad boy and everyone - including all the jocks, would love to see them break up. After closing down the pizza place, they are… Read More
Daily writing for a college English class. Read More
At what point do you know your marriage is over? At what point do you decide to leave? In this story, a man loves his wife very much, but she seems to no longer love him. Yet he just can't let go. It is a touching story of lasting love,… Read More
Raising children today can be most disquieting and disconcerting. There are some most important to-dos and not-to-does that, if heeded and put into practice, can be of tremendous help to parents in helping their children grow into responsible and dependable adults. Read More

Poem / Poetry

October 08, 2013

Reads: 44

Shelves: 1

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dysfunctional family Read More
This is a somewhat fact and fiction based account of my life growing up in a dysfunctional family. I believe many will relate to the experiences shared with the only difference being the intensity of what they personally went through. I am seeking feedback on relevance, style and ability to… Read More
About a girl dreaming of escaping the fake happy facade her family plays. Read More

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This is a poem I wrote when I was with someone I really liked but knew it was time to let go. Then 2 months lately they commited suicide. A lot of emotion put into this one. Read More

Book / Other

March 10, 2013

Reads: 140

Comments: 1

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What I am posting here is something that is an extremely rough draft of what I am currently working on in my free time. No proofreading, editing, revising has taken place and I type this when I am bored, have free time, feel inspired or working on going to sleep.… Read More
“The Love of a Mother - A Daughter's Story” is an emotional story of a young girl and her need for acceptance and love from her mother.Will she ever receive it? As a first-time author, Emily Hawk shares her story to encourage other young people to stay true to their… Read More
A collection of short stories containing(as the might have possibly suggested;P) the misadventures of a dysfunctional family, including the family members: Steve, Petunia, Eliza, Catty, Issac, Antonio, and Luna Seil. Read More

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this is about my girlfriend and how I never really feel love from her. we've been together three years and things really have been changing. Read More
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Reads: 114

Comments: 7

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Push me, pull me, make me feel alive, this anguish is what makes us thrive Read More

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Comments: 1

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When James is the only surviving brother after the end of the war in Vietnam he finds himself unable to go to his two brothers' graves. His son then persuades him to and he reluctantly concurs. Through out his journey to the cemetery James begins to reminisce with himself about… Read More

Poem / Poetry

August 04, 2011

Reads: 139

Comments: 1

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A poem originally posted by me here; http://figment.com/books/110449-Lemons-Speaking-Out (chapter 3). Read More

Reads: 173

Comments: 1

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a messed up love poem Read More

Poem / Romance

February 25, 2011

Reads: 97

Comments: 1

Shelves: 1

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It's about a dysfunctional, abusive relationship - we all get a chance to have those... In this particular one, the pain goes both ways. . . Read on, and comment :) This is for Unknown Girl's contest :) "Killing me slowly" `Won 3rd place` Read More
Greer falls for Jack but he's what's known as 'the caretaker' in his dysfunctional family. The newly qualified pharmacist tries to figure out how to grab Jack, who appears to be as normally adjusted as she is, and remove him from his scary family. If Jack doesn't agree to this… Read More

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when Ashland moves to a new town she simply wants to make some friends she can hang with before summer starts. But, with her dad being the paranoid janitor that everyone likes to make fun of, she's finding it rather difficult. Unfortunately the only boy who has taken an interest… Read More

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When a devastating plague strikes the U.S., a family struggles to stay together and survive. Read More

Poem / Poetry

April 08, 2010

Reads: 86

Shelves: 1

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Portrait of a dysfunctional mother/daughter relationship. Read More
Atticus Skyler is the lead rhythm guitarist and vocalist for his touring band. When he wakes up in an unfamiliar bed, from a late night afterparty, he rolls over to see the most stunning creature his eyes have ever beheld. Classifying her as a angel/groupie, he has now idea how… Read More

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