Once upon a Time...
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sapphirepeachessassy little biscuit.
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Once upon a Time...

by sapphirepeaches

I didn't know any better when he told me that he loved the girls who could drink as much as he could and so the bottle stayed pressed to my lips until my fingers were numb from gripping it tight

I didn't understand when he said that if I kept swallowing the pills down like candy that I would feel better and he wouldn't let anything bad happen to me and I ate them until my fingers shook

I didn't know that if somebody really loved you that it wasn't after 2am as their hands slide up your shirt like a snake coiling around its prey while you struggle to keep your eyes wide open

That it wasn't love if you push him away but he pulls you in closer and kisses you deeply and touches you like there's nobody else in the room

That it's never okay that his friend got jealous and followed you into the bedroom when you tried to lie down because God knows you're too drunk and medicated to stay awake any longer,

That he climbed on top on you and told you to keep it down or people would know what you were doing as if this was your bad deed and not his, as if he wasn't a vile creature for even thinking it.

It's not okay that I was so scared to tell anyone that I let it shake my faith in humanity as a whole and destroy my confidence in myself because even though I didn't know then what I know now

Despite what you feel and think, despite what society and your friends will say, it's not your fault because ANYTHING except a verbal, coherent "yes" absolutely means "NO"

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sapphirepeachessassy little biscuit.
a year agoReply
@adritadroy @Housecat Thank you all for your kind words.

HousecatBronze CommaA small kitten in a big world
a year agoReply
I admire your bravery to tell your story, and I wish I could give you more than my words

adritadroyBronze CommaI am a lover of language, are you?
a year agoReply
@sapphirepeaches thank you for writing it. I'm glad you made yourself post it. I believe your words have immense power and may be somewhere out there a person is changing his/her mind because of this post of yours. Thank you.

sapphirepeachessassy little biscuit.
a year agoReply
@connorcurran @sally Thank you both for reading it, I appreciate your apologies though it's not necessary.

sapphirepeachessassy little biscuit.
a year agoReply
@bernardtwindwil I'm glad you enjoyed reading it. I was a little nervous about posting it honestly, I wasn't sure the message would be clear, I'm glad you understood. I completely agree with you.

sapphirepeachessassy little biscuit.
a year agoReply
@pops I appreciate you asking. Yes I am okay.

bernardtwindwilGold CommaGranddad & story teller, tomthepo8.com
a year agoReply
You wrote with great power in the first person. That made the story more succinct. The message here is so important. Where are the role models for these boys? Are they major league athletes who take steroids and lie about it? Are they lawmakers who vote against LGBT rights and then solicit sex on line or public restrooms? Are they business men who use specious means to take over a company then plunder the pension fund? There fathers who have multiple extra-marital sexual relationships? Who are the male role models in this age of misandrism? Every -person with a Y chromosome needs to answer. If not me, then who?

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a year agoReply
this is an amazing piece of writing, so sorry you had to go through this

sallyBronze CommaSassy Sally
a year agoReply
i'm sorry you had to go through that. good for you for sharing your story

a year agoReply
:( :( so sorry......this is so terrible.....are you okay???