Previously on Whores & Wives: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI, XII, XIII, XIV, XV, XVI, XVII, XVIII, XIX, XX,XXI, XXII, XXIII, XXIV “I wish you were here to tell me what to do…” I took another swig from Carmen’s engraved flask and continued spilling my soul. “…you knew how to handle stuff like this. You know how to make things better.” I sat atop of Carmen’s grave, nothing but the … Continue reading Whores & Wives XXV
Previously on Whores & Wives: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI, XII, XIII, XIV, XV, XVI, XVII, XVIII, XIX, XX, XXI, XXII, XXIII “I can’t continue to go on like this; living these lies, navigating these webs of deception….my life is falling apart!” I sobbed in Dr. Sanchez’s office. “Well, we knew this was coming. We tried to tackle it head on, but it’s okay that we did not. It’s too late … Continue reading Whores & Wives XXIV
Previously on Whores & Wives: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI, XII, XIII, XIV “Do whatever you can to make this go away, even if that boy is telling the truth she was coerced into it.” I spoke in a firm voice, arms folded across my chest. “You know I … Continue reading Whores & Wives XV
Previously on Whores & Wives I, II, III, IV, V, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI, XII I hung my head and traipsed through the hall where an elevator was waiting. I pressed the button for the garage and pulled my phone from my purse. ARE YOU AVAILABLE TODAY? I NEED A FULL BODY SPECIAL. I … Continue reading Whores & Wives XIII
Previously on Whores & Wives: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI "She’s the kind of woman who always covers her tracks. Trust me, she’s cooking up something in retaliation right now, I can feel it. I don’t know what it is, but I know she won’t stop until she makes … Continue reading Whores & Wives XII
Previously on Whores & Wives: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X (note chapter x was updated with changes, you'll need to go back and read it again if you've read it already.) “I told you officers...” I said, sitting on the couch holding an ice pack to my head. “I’m pretty … Continue reading Whores & Wives [XI]
Previously on Whores & Wives: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX It’d been a week since the funeral and I still hadn’t returned to work. Instead, I saw the girls off to school, Derrick Michael off to work, and I climbed back in bed with the goal of remaining undisturbed. Except my … Continue reading Whores & Wives [X]
“You’re sleeping with my husband!” It was 9:42 AM on a Wednesday, and my best friend was screaming this most horrible accusation outside of my home. “I can’t believe you! You… dis…loyal… bitch!” She shouted while banging her fists against the heavy oak door. She hit with such force that I swore I felt the … Continue reading Whores & Wives by Trista Daniell
Peace and strife cannot dwell in the same house (body). It is impossible. You cannot command peace and engage in drama. You must choose if you desire a life of blessing or a life of curses. Those who bless will be blessed. Those who curse will be cursed. Peace belongs to the blessed, not the … Continue reading You want peace? Act like it.
#MondayMotivation I spent months making up excuses as to why I couldn't finish certain writing projects. Then I changed my mindset. Now I've released my first book of poetry, another one is in editing, and I'm going through a fifth draft/edit of my first [completed] fictional work. Two weeks ago I was about to throw … Continue reading Your Failures are YOURS – OWN THEM. #TristaDaniell
Look y'all, I'm officially an #author now! I did a thang and I'm proud of it! If you've enjoyed my poetry thus far, please click the link in the bio to preorder my book #Therapy Kindle Edition available for preorder now, releases on May 28th - only $4.99! Paperback print copies currently going through approval, … Continue reading Published my first book!!
Your trauma may have changed you, but it doesn't have to own you. It is imperative that humans heal from trauma. Your life depends on it. Other lives depend on it. Past trauma is a reason [many] people turn to things that lead to addiction. In an impatient world, these things provide an immediate [temporary] … Continue reading Traumatized: The Suffering.
Both joy and pain are in the past so why do we cling to the pain and not the joy? Why do we magnify the negative but minimize the positive? Why must we remember the wrongs others have done while forgetting all the right? ... If you make your past your prison your present will … Continue reading The Prison of the Past. #TristaDaniell
When we hold on to expectations that I AM will work things out one way or another we limit our faith/trust to THIS or THAT. There's nothing wrong with being particular in your prayers, but be careful of limiting your options to A or B. Our God is a wonderous, mighty God Who answers prayers … Continue reading A Question of Faith #TristaDaniell
Not every person desires healing. Some prefer to be wounded because wounds create sympathy and sympathy, attention. The addiction to attention in this world is such that some will go the the extreme to ensure attention remains on them - even if that means suffering. For some, the pleasure is in the attention that's showered … Continue reading Don’t Heal Em’…They Don’t Wanna be Healed! #TristaDaniell
The ONLY people who get upset with you for reserving your energy to invest in your goals are those who, more often than not, failed to reserve energy to invest in their own. Envy and insecurity manifest in many forms. Pay attention. You ever wanna know if someone really supports you, listen to what they … Continue reading #StopTheGuiltTrips by #TristaDaniell
My entire life has been OBSESSED with "fitting in". I was that #awkwardblackgirl in school. I was NOT popular. I was NOT invited to parties. I had very FEW friends. While I was semi-popular in the church youth group, it was a small church and I knew how to "play the game" to get the … Continue reading Black [Sheep] & Proud by #TristaDaniell