Ellie — A reblog

Published May 10, 2017 by Nan Mykel

How did you learn to write so exquisitely?


*****Trigger/Content Warning*****

Child abuse, child’s death from cancer, mention of suicide and self-harm

Note: FOO=Family Of Origin

First, you’re probably wondering—who is/was Ellie? Ellie* was the daughter of FOO friends, a ten-year-old who died of cancer. Childhood cancer, one of the most attention-drawing topics in our society because of its ability to provoke emotion from even the most stoic among us. If I wrote about Ellie’s legacy, about how hundreds of people wore pink princess T-shirts and changed their Facebook profile pictures in honor of her, or how butterflies were released at her funeral, or how her family put her mounds of stuffed animals up for “adoption” that day, or how dozens of loved ones visited her at her house in the days leading up to her death and read her storybooks and sang her songs while she lay unresponsive—if I wrote about any of that, I would get a…

View original post 1,101 more words

Please share your own experiences here...

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


guided by the light of the moon and stars. Bringing Consciousness to modern music one verse at a time.

The Truth Seeking Atheist

We should all care about what we can reliably determine to be true.

The Renegade Press

Tales from the mouth of a wolf


Wake Up to Your Life

Soni's thoughts

No Fear, Express dear

SoundEagle 🦅ೋღஜஇ

Where The Eagles Fly . . . . Art Science Poetry Music & Ideas

A Napper's Companion

by John Coleman

An Array Of Blogs

Showcasing some of the best blogs the Internet has to offer...and more

WordPress News

WordPress News

Heni's Happy Paintings

Paintings for Kids and Kids at Heart

The Past 24 Hours Or So

Your Daily Dose of Trump and His Administration News

Stine Writing

Poetry, Positivity, and Connecting!

Crow On The Wire

Poetry and Stories by Mark Tulin

Why Evolution Is True

Why Evolution is True is a blog written by Jerry Coyne, centered on evolution and biology but also dealing with diverse topics like politics, culture, and cats.

Searching For The True Me

“The unexamined life is not worth living.”

The Inglorius Padre Steve's World

Musings of a Progressive Realist in Wonderland

%d bloggers like this: