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The Other Side of Christmas — December 19, 2017

The Other Side of Christmas

I wrote this post at the same time last year, and it is just as relevant now as it was then. For most of us, Christmas is a time of joy and happiness, however, there is the other side of Christmas too which for some is anything but.

For some Christmas morning

Is just another day

They won’t be eating turkey

And Santa didn’t stop with his sleigh

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The old man, now a widower

Faces the day alone

His children are not bothered with him

They have families of their own

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The young girl who ran away

After years of living a hell

The things her father did to her

Then threatened her not to tell

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The wife who is too frightened

To say a word out-of-place

In case, she annoys her husband

And he punches her in the face

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The hungry little toddler

Whose parents are so poor

They don’t even have the essentials

His bed is a mattress on the floor

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There are people who can help them

To enjoy the festivities

If you want to join in

Then visit one of these websites, please!

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NSPCC Children’s charity

Crisis Homeless charity

Refuge Sufferers of domestic abuse charity

Salvation Army Christian charity supporting vulnerable people

Age UK Supporting the elderly.

A Little Peek. — November 21, 2015

A Little Peek.

******** PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE IS BAD LANGUAGE AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN THIS POST********

Now that I have mostly written the bulk of my story for NaNoWriMo, I thought I would give you a small snippet so you get the feel of what it is about. It is not in my usual style, as you will see.

I am thrilled to show off my book cover too that was designed by the lovely Jo Robinson that fits perfectly.

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Craaaaack!  Jackie reeled sideways as the force of the blow struck the side of her face. “You fucking bitch, you slept with him didn’t you?”

“Aslan, stop it, for God’s sake!  Of course I didn’t sleep with him. I don’t even know him. He is a friend of Kat’s and came to see her, not me. Please, you know I would never do anything like that.

Aslan’s hands gripped the steering wheel tighter, and  he turned his face, contorted with rage, to Jackie once more, disgust evident as he spat out, “you are nothing;  just a slag, a whore, and I would be better off without you.”

The car jerked as he swung it onto the hard shoulder, and then slammed on the brakes. “Go on, fuck off. Get out of the car!”

“What? What are you talking about? Why do you want me to get out? It is pitch black, and we’re in the middle of nowhere!”

“I said, get the fuck out of my car you useless piece of shit.”  I don’t want you anymore. See if your boyfriend can help you now!

Petrified, Jackie opened the door. Maybe he was just testing her, as he had done so many times in an effort to control her. The forceful shove sending her stumbling out the door told her that this time it was real. He was actually throwing her out of the car, nearly two hours away from home, on a motorway, in the dark, by herself. How the hell did she ever get to this point?

Little did Jackie know, there was more heartache, hurt and humiliation to come….

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