432 || My Stomach Is Suicide
Life
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Life
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432 || My Stomach Is Suicide

Heidi Kupitz - June 26, 2017

Ali, a beautiful four-year-old brunette, sat on the bathroom counter, watching me apply my make-up. Her older brother, Chase, lay sleeping on the living-room couch. Ali refused…

391 || The Battle on the Homefront: When War Comes Home
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Life
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391 || The Battle on the Homefront: When War Comes Home

Amanda Bradshaw - October 26, 2016

Post traumatic stress disorder impacts more than just the soldier; sometimes the whole family suffers. Here we share some of their struggles. For better or worse, in…

375 || Serve & Protect: Officer Needs Assistance
Community
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Community
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375 || Serve & Protect: Officer Needs Assistance

Bruce Martin - July 5, 2016

He tapped on the window, but no one moved. Officer Robert Michaels looked through the window of the mangled vehicle, and what he saw was devastating—five men,…

351 || “Keep Breathing,” Says Jody McBrayer After Avalon And Depression
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351 || “Keep Breathing,” Says Jody McBrayer After Avalon And Depression

Christy Pearce - March 30, 2016

After a bout with depression, Jody McBrayer’s message in his new album, “Keep Breathing” is to do exactly that. “I stood there with the water lapping at…

336 || He Didn’t Pull The Trigger
Life
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Life
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336 || He Didn’t Pull The Trigger

Kerry Coker - February 18, 2016

*This story was originally published in the spring 2016 issue of Shattered magazine. When Jay Lowder pointed the gun at his temple, he had two main concerns:…

243 || Seeing His Hands & Feet
Magazine
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Magazine
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243 || Seeing His Hands & Feet

Dan Andree - November 15, 2014

December 7, 2013: There I was, all snug in my bed, with visions of sleep dancing in my tired head. When all at once an alert I…

237 || Beginning to Heal
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237 || Beginning to Heal

Virginia Souther - November 13, 2014

I wasn’t planning on being a widow at the age of 29. Suicide is a word I never thought I would have in my story. I thought…

236 || “Be Who You Is”
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Life
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236 || “Be Who You Is”

Kerry Coker - November 13, 2014

Be who you is, girl." Five simple words—grammatical caution thrown to the wind—spoken by a giant of a man with a huge afro, a supersized voice and…

186 || Forgiving the Unforgivable
Life
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Life
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186 || Forgiving the Unforgivable

Marie Monville - August 12, 2014

A glowing, warm day in early October of 2006 shattered my innocence, destroyed my dreams, and devastated the lives of many in my community. Loss and pain marked…

157 || But God
Life
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Life
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157 || But God

Heather Smith - May 15, 2014

I contacted Shattered last year because I wanted to write other people’s God stories. I even had a few in mind: my high school English teacher’s adoption…