Promptly Written
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Promptly Written


A haibun that might trigger some people

Upbringing A haiku story that might trigger some people

Heart-broken, stone-faced
Stoic in the midst of pain
My brave little girl

My mother demanded complete obedience and expected me to be an adult, act like an adult, and suffer in silence like an adult. When I was in physical pain, her infamous phrase was, “Offer it up.”



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Patricia Haddock

Writer, editor, coach helping people move from where they are to where they want to be. Find me at Mind Cafe, Illumination, Coffee Times. &