Quiet

Do you wanna know why IDon’t talk about it? When I tell people the reasonI have PTSDThey stare with gaping eyes likeI’m a Hollywood movie scene It feels like they care moreAbout the storyThan they careAbout me Do you Wanna know the deets?Is my story juicy?Gossip worthy?Which parts are my fault?And how much did I…

Software

Some people worry that my diagnosis denotes violence, When it actually just means that I’m a time-traveler. Here for now, but any sound, sight, touch Might knock me right out of my mind Straight into another time. I tell people that it’s kind of like being a computer. Imagine, I am your computer, and you’ve…

Flashback Friday

Fandango’s Flashback Friday prompt is to re-post something that you posted on or about this time last year. I felt drawn to participate, even though I was not active on WordPress this time last year. Therefore, I’ve turned to one of my fancy hard-covered journals, and dug up a flashback that I wrote about around…

Alamere Falls

The sun is barely rising over the Palomarin trail head parking lot as I pull in. According to the article, this trail head leads to one of only two tide falls in California. A tide fall, I’ve just learned, is a waterfall that flows directly into the ocean. (Years later, I must note that there…

Flashbacks to Yosemite

27. Ravi wakes me up, and I look around, startled. I can’t believe I’ve fallen asleep so close to the edge of the mountain top. I must have passed out after hiking up here. I’ve never been hiking before today. It is exhausting. He informs me in his deepest voice possible that he has succeeded…

complex flashbacks

Have you ever wondered if people with PTSD have different flashbacks of different things, or if they flash back to the same exact event over and over? I’m sure it depends on the person. But if they were only imagining one specific event over and over, then they would be likely to have regular PTSD……