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Today: Chapter One

- “Once upon a time, I ripped the wings from my spine…” - Special Pets by Otep. “Can’t get your way, so you’re angry.” - Halestorm. “I can’t keep quiet…” - Quiet by Milck. “ “No!” The nightm...

By: Colors_of_the_Wind | Category: General | Score: 5| Added: 11 Aug 2017

Philena: So Tired

- "Come here, 'Lena. Come over to your stepfather."  He beckons to me and I walk over, thinking maybe, just maybe, that day at the Zoo was a one-time thing. Maybe... maybe he wouldn't hurt me any...

By: Colors_of_the_Wind | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 08 Jul 2016

Philena: Dirty

- I stand in the shower, scrub furiously at my pink skin. It is burned from the intensity of the hot water. I have scrubbed myself raw, but no matter what I do I can still smell him. I escaped him,...

By: Colors_of_the_Wind | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 16 Oct 2015

Tomorrow: Chapter Twenty-One

- After my initial reply, Adam and I sit across the desk from Boss and wait for her to start in on me with questions. She sits for a little while, quiet, making me nervous. I just want to get this over ...

By: Colors_of_the_Wind | Category: Crime | Score: 4.3| Added: 07 Jan 2015

Tomorrow: Chapter Twenty

- Adam hands me the pregnancy test and a package of mini blueberry muffins. I set the muffins aside and look in his eyes as I grab the test and exit the car. I don't say a word, but he nods in understan...

By: Colors_of_the_Wind | Category: General | Score: 4.7| Added: 05 Nov 2014

Tomorrow: Chapter Nineteen

- The days blur as time passes and I wait for Garrett's reply. Bruises disappear as scars multiply and Adam is still as persistant as usual. He wants to know why I'm so silent. He wants to know what 'th...

By: Colors_of_the_Wind | Category: General | Score: 5| Added: 04 Nov 2014

Philena: Questions

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By: Colors_of_the_Wind | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 4.9| Added: 03 Nov 2014 Audio version available

Tomorrow: Chapter Eighteen

- It's an understatement to say that Stepmonster wasn't all too happy when I got home twenty minutes late. But because he was hungry, he let me make dinner first. Small reprieve, but a reprieve all the ...

By: Colors_of_the_Wind | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 15 Oct 2014

Tomorrow: Chapter Sixteen

- "Why didn't you just tell her? I know it's your stepfather. You live in the same house; he can't be that good at hiding it." I don't look at him. I get into his car and sigh at the warmth inside, ...

By: Colors_of_the_Wind | Category: General | Score: 5| Added: 10 Oct 2014

Philena: Dear Diary

- 9. May Dear Diary, I feel so stupid . Why can't I just tell them? Why can't I open my mouth and say it out loud? I can write it here--it's easy. I don't even care if somebody finds it written here...

By: Colors_of_the_Wind | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 08 Oct 2014

Tomorrow: Chapter Fourteen

- "Mommy! Mommy, I have to go potty." I tug on Mommy's summer dress and she looks down and smiles. It is a tired smile, but she grabs my hand and starts towards the women's restroom. He stops her, kiss...

By: Colors_of_the_Wind | Category: Crime | Score: 4.8| Added: 06 Oct 2014

Tomorrow: Chapter Thirteen

- My arms are white with self-wrapped bandages from my wrists up to my elbows. I have a large tank-top on underneath a long-sleeved jacket. Can't exactly wear it the whole day--it's supposed to be in th...

By: Colors_of_the_Wind | Category: Crime | Score: 4.5| Added: 02 Oct 2014

Tomorrow: Chapter Twelve

- "Be awake early tomorrow morning, 'Lena." I shiver and curl up farther into my covers. I don't know what he has in store for me. He's never up earlier than he has to be, which is usually around the...

By: Colors_of_the_Wind | Category: Crime | Score: 5| Added: 01 Oct 2014

Philena: Bottles

- At age five, I had already experienced the loss of a parent. My biological father died of lung cancer. At age six, I had already experienced alcoholism, though not personally. My mom was glued to h...

By: Colors_of_the_Wind | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 24 Sep 2014

Philena: Nobody Cares

- "Every day is one more inch of a slow blade sinking in. Vision fading, suffocating inside my own skin... And I'm fighting the stranger in my eyes, and I know that only one of us will survive. If I ca...

By: Colors_of_the_Wind | Category: Drama | Score: 5| Added: 23 Sep 2014

Tomorrow: Chapter Eleven

- "Does that make more sense now?" I look down at my paper- Calculus homework that only an hour ago would have completely stumped me and had me giving up. It does make more sense. I could finish this i...

By: Colors_of_the_Wind | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 07 Sep 2014

Tomorrow: Chapter Ten

- I pause at my locker to switch out my books and binders during my appointed lunch time. I'm just about to head to the library to finish up today's homework for Calculus, College Writing, and ASL when ...

By: Colors_of_the_Wind | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 03 Aug 2014

Tomorrow: Chapter Nine

- "Soundless as a Shadow   I stay in my room all evening. Drawing any sort of attention to myself would be an enormous mistake. Shh! Turn off the music. Ever now and again, Daddy  leaves...

By: Colors_of_the_Wind | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 01 Aug 2014

Philena: Running Away at Age Ten

- I remember it like it happened yesterday even though it actually happened 8 years ago. I was 10 years old--almost--and I was scared. It had been almost 2 years since the Zoo and Stepmonster was havi...

By: Colors_of_the_Wind | Category: General | Score: 5| Added: 31 Jul 2014

Tomorrow: Chapter Eight

- I lay on my bed, still in my back-from-the-hospital garb. Doc Davies' instructions were "no strenuous or overly stressful activity for a few weeks, okay Missy?" I just kind of nodded and kept my snark...

By: Colors_of_the_Wind | Category: General | Score: 4.5| Added: 27 Apr 2014

Tomorrow: Chapter Seven

- Ah, what is that bright light? …Where am I?  My eyes open to white walls and Mother staring down at me. Her eyes are cold, like always, but as my eyes flutter open she puts on a forced cheerful sm...

By: Colors_of_the_Wind | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 4.8| Added: 26 Feb 2014

Tomorrow: Chapter Six

- “Thank you.” It’s a whisper and from right behind me. I turn to find Evangeline walking away from the kid whose locker is to my left. Adam… And he was talking to Ange? Why? “Philena—” I shut my lock...

By: Colors_of_the_Wind | Category: General | Score: 4.7| Added: 18 Feb 2014

Tomorrow: Chapter 5.5

- I don’t head home; I just head to another park. This one’s even farther from where Evangeline lives, so there’s no way she’ll follow me here and, even if this park is closer to home, there’s no way my...

By: Colors_of_the_Wind | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 4.8| Added: 16 Feb 2014

Tomorrow: Chapter Five

- Ange kisses up my neck, nibbling a little as she does so, and I know she feels me squirm. “Why what, Phi-Phi?” “Please don’t call me that. Just call me Philena.” We walk over to the table I was at...

By: Colors_of_the_Wind | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 15 Feb 2014

Tomorrow: Chapter Four

- Weekends at the house aren’t normal weekends where the teenager sleeps in and the parents leave her alone, then tease her with, “Oh my gosh, it’s alive!” when she finally wakes up around noon or one i...

By: Colors_of_the_Wind | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 13 Feb 2014

Tomorrow: Chapter Three

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By: Colors_of_the_Wind | Category: General | Score: 5| Added: 12 Feb 2014

Tomorrow: Chapter Two

- Lying in bed tonight, I pull my sketchbook out from under the bed and open it to a blank page. I have to be real sure that He’s not going to come anywhere near here that way He won’t know I’m drawing—...

By: Colors_of_the_Wind | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 27 Jan 2014

Tomorrow: Chapter One

- I enter the doors to my high school, a senior. First day back to school and apparently I'm supposed to be shrieking and crying like an idiot, going, "Oh my God I haven't seen you since... two days a...

By: Colors_of_the_Wind | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 26 Jan 2014

Philena: Evangeline 2

- You joined Alexa for a while. I saw you in the halls with the Pinheaded football players we used to laugh about. You mostly ignored me the first half of sophomore year, and, surprisingly, so did the B...

By: Colors_of_the_Wind | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 4.8| Added: 25 Jan 2014

Philena: Evangeline

- pouty lips twinkling eyes years ago you gave me butterflies... You walked up to me at out middle school. I'd had quite a crush on you since a couple years before. Your lips were peachy pink, m...

By: Colors_of_the_Wind | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 4.7| Added: 24 Jan 2014

Philena: Mean It

- "Everything wasn't okay..." -Losing Grip by Avril Lavigne I walked into the room and you walked out. I hugged you and you stiffened, I kissed you and your lips were frozen. It was like when you we...

By: Colors_of_the_Wind | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 19 Oct 2013

Philena: The Dining Room

- I've walked past this dining room many times. When I was seven, I walked past it, out the door and to the car. We were headed to the hospital to see my Daddy. Mother didn't say at the time, but I kn...

By: Colors_of_the_Wind | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 22 Sep 2013