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Would folks be interested in reading more of my (old) creative writing like Unwisely? I’m not 100% sure I’m going to post it (it’s long; plus, I’m a little anxious about putting up my creative work in easily “copy-pastable” form)

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Unwisely: Part 13

Another portion — maybe the final portion? — of the story from here. Trigger warnings for abuse and self-harm. The reflection in my bedroom mirror. Summer blond hair along my temple. Under it, a purple bruise blossoming. Serious and not

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Unwisely: Part 12

Among the last few continuations of this story. (I’m predicting maybe 13 or 14 parts in total.) Trigger warnings for relationship abuse and self-harm. It worked — as much as you can call it that — for a while. I

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Unwisely: Part 11

Another story continuation. Trigger warnings for relationship abuse and self-harm. I was undressing. I had taken my shirt off and was staring at the bruise on my left shoulder. It was blue at the center, fading to green and then

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Unwisely: Part 10

Sorry I’ve been slacking on the story continuation. I’ve been stressed and sick and have had neither the physical nor the emotional energy necessary to go back to this. Trigger warnings for relationship abuse and self-harm. After that, something broke,

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Unwisely: Part 9

Yet another story continuation. Trigger warnings for relationship abuse and self harm. I want to say we didn’t ignore it. And technically, we didn’t. The first time we talked in person again, after that class, I said, “One good reason.”

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Unwisely: Part 7

Continued. Trigger warnings for relationship violence and self harm. I blinked back the tears, refusing to let them fall. I didn’t run because I was leaving forever or even because I was scared of him. I ran because I was

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Unwisely: Part 6

From here. Continued warning for relationship violence and self-harm. Also, for people who have been reading both the posts and the trigger warning notes the whole time, this is, I think, where things become more explicit. The first time, it’s

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Unwisely: Part 5

Another continuation. Trigger warning for relationship violence and self harm. We didn’t get to see each other a whole lot oat first, so we wrote notes and letters and poems. We talked on the phone too sometimes, but that was

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Unwisely: Part 4

Continuing this story. Also continuing the trigger warnings for relationship abuse and self-harm. “Where are you off to?” my mom asked as I grabbed my keys off the kitchen table. “The library on campus?” I pointed to my backpack. “I

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Unwisely: Part 3

The third installment of this story. Trigger warnings for self-harm and relationship abuse. He made me think, and he encouraged me to say what I was thinking. No one else did that, at least not on any topic more emotionally

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Unwisely: Part 2

Continuing from here. Same trigger warnings for relationship abuse and self-harm apply. There was a story. “Would you walk away?” he asked one night after class. The story was “The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas” by Ursula LeGuin. It’s

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Unwisely: Part 1

Pre-reading notes: This story contains descriptions of relationship violence as well as self-injury. It may be triggering. This is a piece I wrote at age eighteen about events that happened mostly in the summer between my junior and senior years

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