rape
When this man sliced through the mosquito netting around our bed, he presumably hoped to kill my boyfriend before coming after me.
iud
Within a few days I started really feeling like crap. Like sick in bed and exhausted by breathing kind of crap. I called the advice nurse several times. On each of these calls I made a point of telling the nurse that I had just gotten an IUD and asked if it could be related.
shoppables
The Creepy Corner market is open for business! Show us your wares!
crime
I've been a horror-movie junkie since I was a kid. As an adult, I graduated to trashy true-crime books and TV (plus an inexhaustible passion for "Law & Order: SVU"). It's slightly embarrassing, but I'm not alone in this -- am I? Let's discuss.
lies
Online dating can be a demoralizing exercise in extreme frustration. It's even worse when you're trying to date someone who doesn't bother to mention his sketchy drug and mental health history.
nightmares
I don’t mean dreams in which I lose my job or am broken up with unceremoniously. I mean blood-soaked hellscapes populated by a cast of sadistic and morally disfigured villains.
travel
It never occurred to me to pray or cry or beg. The only thing going through my mind was "not today. This is not what is going to happen today."
sexual assault
Get ready for your daily dose of Awful, Terrifying, Sad, Shocking, Discouraging, and All-Around Vile news.
uretha
At Dr. B’s office, I wasn’t told a cystoscopy would even be happening. I wasn’t asked if I wanted it. Afterward, I got in my car and cried for a long time.
in

Jan 31, 2013 at 3:00pm | 91 comments

craigslist
I've been doing this for so many years. The scary part is realizing that I never thought I'd ever have to stop.
in

Jun 26, 2013 at 10:00am | 75 comments

ihtm contest
There are nights when I’m 
snuggling him before bed, and I can’t help but wonder how much time I’ll get with him.
ghost hunting
My uncle got pseudo-famous for his crazy ghost-hunting "documentaries." I was 7 years old, so naturally I believed every overacted, fake-bloody moment of them.
criminal mind
I was lucky to have someone close to me in the bathroom at the time, and I plan on always having someone with me in the future.
lush
Is it wrong that I sort of DO want all of the sharks of the world to die?
in

Aug 23, 2011 at 12:02pm | 0 comments