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Sometimes meeting someone can feel like the first and last time. Read More
A short paper I constructed on PTSD and its effects on the senses. Read More
This is a collection 3 poems that I wrote separately and decided to turn into a series. Read More
This is a short explanation of some of what I have survived. Read More

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Comments: 2

The Booksie Classic House

A poem inspired by 'Hell Broke Luce' by Tom Waits. Here's the YouTube link for anyone that wants to watch it - but it does carry advisory warnings. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Fju9o8BVJ8 Cover image: Steve Johnson on Unsplash. Read More
In the late 1960s, a naval ship set out on a deployment that would change the lives of the sailors who were aboard. Secrets can affect the lives of those who unwittingly become the guardians of military top secrets. Many of those who sailed on the ship wee young and… Read More

Featured Review by The Ghost-Bull

"I read my way to Chapter 6, wishing there were more to read. It carries you to deep waters, with a powerful image of reality. Waiting to see wha..." Read More

Book / Romance

July 01, 2020

Reads: 144

Comments: 1

Shelves: 1

The Worthy of Romance? House

On the cusp of adulthood, Aurora met tragedy and darkness in a horrifying car crash. Death snatched her mom and sister away, destroying her family in a heartbeat. In its wake, it left her alive, but barely living; her only means of surviving includes copious amounts of Percocet and Xanax.… Read More
a man visits with his father for the last time. Read More
just a little poem I wrote. I felt like this works as a way to get across something I've been thinking about. People often seem to discount either their own or others feelings by saying "other people have it worse" and while that is true, it is no reason not… Read More

Poem / War and Military

February 04, 2020

Reads: 281

Comments: 1

Shelves: 1

The Booksie Classic House

Shell shock, as it was known as back then, was a common problem for soldiers returning from France during the First World War. Another issue, however, was that it was not understood anywhere near as much as it is now, and soldiers didn't receive any proper treatment for it. Read More
For friends and loved ones of people who suffer with PTSD Read More
Self study analysis of phycological blockage yet resolved. Read More

Short Story / Non-Fiction

September 28, 2019

Reads: 639

Comments: 2

The Booksie Classic House

Unable to process all of the lies in my life, i attempted to take my own life. So here is my truth, here is what i felt and what broke me. Read More

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Comments: 2

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The Veterans House

Algiers, Algeria. I asked him how a country could have a city named the same thing as the country, but he ignored me. He was smoking an ugly smelling foreign cigarette and wearing a pair of pants that were bloused into shiny black combat boots. Paratrooper boots. Read More

Reads: 355

Comments: 1

Shelves: 2

The Veterans House

Combat veteran comes home, but something doesn't come back with him...and yet something new does. Read More
A short story, my first attempt at writing a first person character. Read More

Tags: war, wife, letter, ptsd, darla

The war that never ends. Inspired by 'Chickenhawk', Robert Mason (1984); image by Steve on Unsplash - (520 words). Read More

Tags: vietnam, ptsd

Featured Review by hullabaloo22

"I guess it all comes down to what memories are haunting at a particular time...a lot of content for such a short story." Read More

Reads: 316

Comments: 1

Shelves: 1

The Booksie Classic House

Nick was the most optimistic person you've ever met - until his world was turned upside-down when he was robbed at gunpoint. Read More
Following the aftermath of the United Strikers, Draco Bolon,multi-millionaire vigilante that has been protecting the world from superhumans for years has finally formed a task-force of superheroes,The United Strikers to defend the world. However,Draco was not the hero many thought him to be.A past that Draco was been trying to… Read More
William and Patrick fought in the trenches of World War I. During their years of suffering, they found comfort and love in each other's arms. But when they returned to their homes in the English countryside, they knew their love was a sin and the two cut ties. A decade… Read More

Poem / War and Military

April 26, 2019

Reads: 294

Comments: 2

Shelves: 1

The Booksie Classic House

About a fictional character and his PTSD from time in the war. Read More
Bravery comes in many shapes and forms. Read More

Poem / Romance

March 26, 2019

Reads: 330

Comments: 2

Shelves: 1

The Booksie Classic House

Tags: desire, trauma, ptsd

I am a police officer with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. I witnessed several tragedies in the course of my career. I love what I do, I want to think I do make a difference in someone's life. But sometimes, I forget that I'm only human and that this job… Read More
NIETZSCHE SAID THAT "TIME IS A FLAT CIRCLE. EVERYTHING WE HAVE DONE OR WILL DO WE WILL DO OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN - FOREVER." A FORMER GOVERNMENT DEEP UNDERCOVER AGENT, ADDICTED TO DRUGS AND ALCOHOL, AND WHO'S MIND IS RACKED FROM PTSD AFTER BEING LOCKED DOWN FOR YEARS… Read More

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