Category Archives: Parenting

Doctor’s Visit

She hadn’t been to the doctor in years, Preferring the natural way. She looked him straight in the eyes and said, I’m just fine with surgery. You’ve waited too long, I’m sorry to say. Nothing can be done. You may … Continue reading

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Smoke Fills the Air ~ 2

Smoke follows beauty That’s what you would say as the Smoke filled my lungs and clouded my brain. I was only a child wishing for fresh air to fill my days instead of living in a Perpetual Haze. I did … Continue reading

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Smoke Fills the Air

Smoke fills the air.  Filling my lungs. I am only a child. A child wanting to breathe fresh air. Yet living in a perpetual haze. I didn’t want the perks of your addiction. I had no choice.  I had no … Continue reading

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A Second Chance

My mother’s death, allowed for my rebirth. Copyright Suzanne Norton 2017

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Growing Up

I held his grown body as he cried. All ego disappeared. The sad little boy crawled out from inside  all the pain and fear. He held me with a tight fierce grip, letting tender feelings show. “I’m sorry Mom” was … Continue reading

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Storytelling

I always told him the same story when he was growing up. The plot was simple – love, marriage, sex. Now the characters have changed, and we’re both too old for fairy tales. I think I’ll give non-fiction a shot. … Continue reading

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