Battle Scars

by Paul Buskey

We don’t know as we go through life, how often we may or may not impact someone else. But our daily interactions, no matter how brief, can actually change a life and make a difference. I want to tell you a story about what happened and how it impacted my life.

I live in Richmond and was visiting New York with my family when I saw a young lady with noticeable scars. I stopped because I recognized what those scars were from and I walked up to her and directly referenced them but not in the way … Read more...

Trigger Warning

by Morgan Altic
scars are tattoos with better storiesI wear scars on my skin
Self-inflicted wounds that remind me of the times I lost control
The times I gave into that solemn voice that told me to cut open my flesh
To mask the pain I was feeling inside
That same voice that convinced me I wasn’t good enough
Or deserving of life
Except now I am a survivor of the battles I have sometimes lost
I am proud of the metals I have earned fighting
Because the engraved lines across my wrists
Are a reflection of the bravery I showed in times of weakness… Read more...