Category Archives: fear

Undercover Hero

A mother holds her delicate, new-born baby, and imagines him to be as helpless, through and through, as he appears outwardly. Tiny fingers balled into perpetual little fists, eyes a hazy blue, legs crossed as though ready for yoga, and … Continue reading

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Death of a Personality

Once upon a time, there was a very good little girl, raised in a strictly religious home. Rules abounded, since their god had specific laws for people to follow, and big expectations for performance. Her parents had high ideals and … Continue reading

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The Child’s Halide Nightmare- Chlorine

Clean, safe water is imperative. In emergency contexts, it may be preferable to chlorinate water short-term than to risk deathly illness. However, in America today, a great deal of the water supply is chlorinated. Chlorine is a gas, and introduced … Continue reading

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Ten Signs of Insecurity

1. He asks for a snack over and over before he has a chance to be denied. 2. She cries when she’s told she can’t wear a certain dress. 3. He pitches a fit in the mall when you won’t … Continue reading

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Displays of Insecurity

Some are of the opinion that children with problems are the problem. I flatly disagree. If children were born equipped with the experience and resource of their parents, or if they bore their own parents, I might hold the child … Continue reading

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