That Time

the story that I’m finally ready to tell
Created 18 Jan 2021
  • That Time (9)
    15 Nov 2021 • 3 min read
    This episode talks about suicide. The way Frankie killed himself was cruel. The act itself is inherently cruel to loved ones but he did something that was diabolically clever. For most of his 41 years...
  • That Time (8)
    08 Nov 2021 • 8 min read • 0 1
    I’m thinking of a song. You know this song. Everyone does. Some of you already think you know the song I’m thinking of. This is because most memories are recalled by association. The third sentence of...
  • That Time (7.5)
    06 Nov 2021 • 1 min read
    I received some feedback that made me realize the last episode (7) wasn’t as clear is it could have been. This is a clarification. I’m not suggesting that the way my memories work is evidence of my tr...
  • That Time (7)
    03 Nov 2021 • 7 min read • 3 2
    My memories aren’t linear. They appear as disconnected fragments, unrelated to each other. Like scenes from a post-modern novel without a coherent timeline. When I recall a memory I have no idea how o...
  • That Time (6)
    27 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 2 3
    In yesterday’s episode there were two typos. The sequence number should have been 5, not 4, and where I wrote “php,” of course I meant “pcp” (php is a coding language I used to dabble in). I usually w...
  • That Time (5)
    27 Oct 2021 • 7 min read • 0 2
    Ethel. Born Ethel Marie Jennings in 1933. Sometime in the 70’s she began using the name Marie. She claimed Marie as part of her healing journey. Ethel was the little girl who was sexually abused by th...
  • That Time (4)
    20 Oct 2021 • 1 min read • 1 0
    I attended an online writing class this morning (Thanks Roz) and one of the prompts resulted in this short episode. It surprised me how easily this came because I’ve never written about this memory be...
  • That Time (3)
    18 Oct 2021 • 9 min read • 2 2
    I was raped. I think. No, not raped. Sexually abused. No, not that. Well, yes, that, but that was at home and more subtle than the incident that I’m talking about now. That was subtle abuse. There’s n...
  • That Time (2)
    15 Oct 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    stories about our childhood known to be true even if we don't believe memory is ours or not the way memory works killing black snakes from a boat in the pond behind art's corner store yellow green dil...
  • That Time (1)
    14 Oct 2021 • 6 min read • 0 4
    (Some names in this story have been changed, some have not.) I was taking a break in a writing class when I decided to google my childhood rapists. I was 60 years old and it had never occurred to me t...
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