“Give & Take” Fiction. Based on a True Relationship With Humans.

“People are just always going through things.”

By Hennessy Echemendia

“Give & Take”

Fiction. Based on a True Relationship With Humans.

by Gracie

This journal entry is inspired by true events. Some of the characters, names, businesses, incidents, and certain locations and events have been fictionalized for dramatic purposes. Any similarity to the name, character or history of any person is entirely coincidental and unintentional.

Trigger Warning: our program often motivates people to discuss their trauma. If you find yourself feeling overwhelmed, please, take a step back to address emotional flashbacks and trauma before continuing to push yourself. If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 911 or the National Suicide Hotline at (1-800) 273-8255.

Another insult

from a person

you adored.


Where do you go from here?


Into oblivion.

Where no one 

can hurt you

except yourself. 


“Sticks and stone may break your bones, 

but words will never hurt you.” 

Absolute bullshit!


Words cut your skin,

pierce your brain,

sting your heart.


More hurtful words

come out of 


mouth in response. 


Draining every ounce 

of goodness 


They don’t deserve my goodness.

Leave a Reply