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Trust

I was trying to remember the first time. The first time he was violent towards me. And I can’t. I have plenty of memories of incidents in my mind, but the first is not there. I got to wondering why that is. Maybe I was so stunned the first time that I blocked it from…

Rescued

I can still feel the grip on my wrists. My arms above my head. Each of his hands like a claw, tight around my wrist. It’s dark, I can scarcely see. My mind is going a million places. Why did I come here? What is wrong with you? How do you leave? Where are the…

Reflections

One day I woke and knew it was all wrong. My being, my appearance, my marriage, my entire life. I was so far from myself. So incredibly distant that I began to question if I ever truly knew myself to begin with. For a brief moment I forgot the last six years had happened and…

Let’s Begin With Honesty

Be yourself; Everyone else is already taken. — Oscar Wilde. The thoughts and stories are all from the heart and the truth as I have experienced it. While Emma Seward is not my legal name it is a part of me and is the name that uses my voice to tell my stories. At times,…