Love can hurt. We all know that. Whether the love has been a parent, a child, a lover, a friend, we've all walked into a situation with stars in our eyes and left with a black eye instead.
The 15 courageous people in this book share those stories. They remind us of what it feels like to hurt, but they also remind us of the strength those scars can foster. Being torn apart can be the one thing that makes us whole.
Stories by Megan Arnold, Bari Benjamin, Brent C Dill, Ellen E. Hyatt, Thomas Johnson, Judy Jones, Lisa L. Kirchner, Stevie Leigh, Will Link, Susan Martin, Michael Moran, Amanda Roskos, Deborah Ross, Jodi Teti, Richard Zielinski
|Publisher:||Brandt Street Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.46(d)|
Table of ContentsLove Swings by Judy Jones
A girl's persistent fantasies force her to face an awful truth
Young, Young Ladies by Will Link
If he's 34 and she's 21, does that matter? Yes.
Welcome Back, Richard, to the Crown and Anchor by Deborah Ross
An imaginary conversation causes a woman to rethink her choices
Confessions of My Dying Father by Stevie Leigh
Listening is hard, but it's worth the pain
Dissolve by Amanda Roskos
The hole in her heart was filled by the person she least expected
What Happened with Jacob by Brent C Dill
No one wants to call 911 and say the words "domestic dispute"
Forty-Fifth Reunion by Susan Martin
It's not the one she had anticipated
Mercy by Michael Moran
He knows she might kill him but he can't stay away
The Invitation by Jodi Teti
The tribulations of being 13 can linger for a lifetime
But Would You Fight With Me Forever? by Lisa L. Kirchner
The saving grace of arguments
So What is Unconditional Love Anyway? by Bari Benjamin
Being a mother is not all hearts and roses
Patricia by Richard Zielinski
A boy, a girl, and the death of innocence
The Okayest Brother by Ellen E. Hyatt
Why do three little words mean so much?
384 Days by Megan Arnold
The anatomy of a crush
Safe Duty Assignment by Thomas Johnson
Love and loss in wartime Vietnam