Books and stories about child killers or children who have lived through grieving abuse and found the courage to share the strength in their stories of survival wrench and knot my soul. After reading such books, I am often brimming with not only anger and outrage, but also with hope and the lessons shared by the writers of these tales.
As a writer, I seek to pass on lessons and stories I am passionate about. Writing also allows me to settle my anger at humanity’s horrifying and cruel capabilities into words and find peace within myself. I write what I feel while I feel so you may feel.
The story of a Victorian child killer more widely known as the Wicked Boy, as told by Kate Summerscale in her award-winning book The Wicked Boy, has been on my mind for a while now. I smiled sadly with it, clenched…
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