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I Am a Fire Victim

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    It Has Turned My Life Around - In a few days it will be a month since my apartment building caught fire. I was a sleep in my bed, it was 3:40am and I awoke to the smoke alarm...
    MissMyah MissMyah 26-30, F Sep 25, 2013

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    Worst Thing Ever - In March 2012, I left my apartment to drive back to my hometown for spring break. I got a call at five am in the middle of the week from the apartment office...
    crazycatlady616 crazycatlady616 22-25, F Jun 22, 2013

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    March 2,2009 Fire - This is the worst day of my life!!! I was working 3rd shift march 2nd early morning at 3 am i took some meds i have herniated disks from a fall i took at a job...
    ashley387 ashley387 41-45, F Nov 30, 2009

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    The Day That Changed My Life Forever. - Last April, the 19th (2012, a Friday), my house caught on fire at night. I was at my boyfriend's house and I get terrible phone reception...
    iheartpie iheartpie 26-30 1 Response Apr 15, 2013

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    Major 4 Alarm Fire And We Are About To Be Homeless Because Of Insurance And Mortgage Company's - On March 9th at 7:30 PM we had a major 4 alarm fire at my 200+ year old log cabin...
    Preraphaelites Preraphaelites 46-50 2 Responses Jan 27, 2012

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    June 12 2008 - On this day I was a fire victim. I had really never been afraid of fire until this happened. It was a regular off day for me and I was messing around on the computer...
    FolsomOrchid FolsomOrchid 26-30, F 5 Responses Aug 9, 2008

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    How Many Years... - January 2013 is almost here! Over two years ago my house was gutted by a fire while I was at church. My insurance company (Nationwide - Allied) offered less...
    srenia srenia 31-35, M 1 Response Oct 4, 2012

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    Fail Whale At Circus - So this happen last sunday(1/9/12)so I was just relaxing and my dad said "Lets go to the circus!". So we went and I saw these people holding fire from a...
    NightmareToLove NightmareToLove 18-21, F Jan 10, 2012

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    Fire For Christmas - Right before Christmas in 2008 my husband, our one month old daughter, and I moved into a new house. After we got done unloading the U-haul we went...
    meganpetlover18 meganpetlover18 22-25, F 5 Responses Jun 27, 2009

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    Fire!!!!!!!!!! - When I was at my cousins house with my gf Jess We were have a BBQ and some the sparks from the grill caught his wood on fire and then the house and me and Jess...
    jaymaster12 jaymaster12 13-15, M 1 Response Nov 1, 2011

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    Fire On Christmas Eve Day - My name is Kenneth Machart. I am a 45 year old disabled person. I have COPD, Chronic back pain, and bi-polar disorder.     On Dec. 24th 2011, my...
    kjmachart kjmachart 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 5, 2012

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    Worst Fire Of My Life - It was was exacly on this day may tuesday the 28 i was 11 iwas outside at night we were having a barbaque so i dicided to go far from the barbaque with my...
    Danielcaraballo Danielcaraballo 18-21, M May 28, 2013

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    Lost Everything To A Fire The Day After Christmas - The day after Christmas I lost everything to a fire a that consumed my apartment building and three businesses that were located...
    goldshirt309 goldshirt309 26-30 1 Response May 1, 2011

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    It all started when I was 13. I had no other way to school as I lived half an hour away to the closest high school so I caught a private bus to and from school every day with other...
    unknown331 unknown331 16-17 1 Response Mar 24

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    My fiancé slapped me today. He got fired yesterday but told me a lie about how they laid him off because they couldn't afford it. I could tell he was lying, so last night I looked...
    missmanamana missmanamana 26-30, F 6 Responses Mar 25

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    The Truth The phrase, "the truth," is held in high esteem by most churches. Orthodox churches teach that there is TRUTH and then there is truth. In this article, I am addressing...
    fln38 fln38 51-55, M 1 Response Mar 29

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    This has happened to me twice and I've only worked at two different places. It's extremely irritating. The first time I told. The second time was today and I haven't said anything...
    fairytalesandspiderwebs fairytalesandspiderwebs 18-21, F Mar 30

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    What did I do to deserve this? I loved him and was always there for him, even when he would scream at me or hit me. I never did anything to deserve this, in my mind, but whenever I...
    LtngBug67 LtngBug67 46-50, F 5 Responses Mar 30

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    Hi, I was burned in house fire when I was 19 yrs, I,m 39 now, with 3 beautiful children And good friends ,I have 45% burns, which most people don,t know cause I,m covered up all...
    annmar annmar 36-40, F 5 days ago

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    If you want to have some context as to where I am coming from with this post, please read my last entry here: EP Link … I can’t take it anymore. I really can’t. I think...
    UsernameEntered UsernameEntered 22-25, M 2 Responses Apr 6

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    7 Years. Of those 7 years I was only happy for about 3 years. 7 years with a man who gave me so much joy in the beginning. Now it's like he lives to tear me down. To humiliate me...
    bmichelleb bmichelleb 26-30, F 6 Responses 6 days ago

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    Why did he take it all? I was not smart. I knew I was not smart because I was told that every day. Sometimes with words and sometimes it was said with a look or a certain shrug...
    NoDavid NoDavid 46-50 4 days ago

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    I'm only 16 so I wasn't sure if I was ready to become a fire fighter. After talking to the most important fire fighters in my life they made me realize that I didn't do all I did...
    16countrygirl 16countrygirl 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    A few years ago, I was driving home late at night. It was about 11:30pm. I was on the freeway and noticed a truck using the on-ramp. The on-ramp was a 450 degree loop. Just as the...
    RiverBedView RiverBedView 56-60, M Mar 18

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    Dear,, Hi.. please introduce myself,,I am Asian,24 years old. I am unemployed. I have been fired from the job I was in twice. I can hardly find any other job bcs of my bad...
    ddangkochimp ddangkochimp 22-25, F Apr 4

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    Unfortunately, the act of "emailing" him was further participation of the abusive cycle. Part 1 Destroying Healthy Communication My emails came about very early in the game, I...
    authenticexistence authenticexistence 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    Amen. I am a victim of it from BOTH ends. I was abused as a child and THEN abused my multiple partners. I survived though. And I live to tell about it so, Gods good.
    pinkkcotton pinkkcotton 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    Since I turned nine years old, I feel as if my parents started to get a lot angrier and more aggressive towards life, people, and at just about everything. I was one of those kids...
    ImagineA ImagineA 16-17 1 Response Mar 22

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    I am I victim of physical, emotional, and sexual abuse.
    Wishingtobegone Wishingtobegone 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 23

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    I don't like to go back to this era & I chose to forget it all. I am 31 now but when I was 12-13 my older sister moved back into the house I grew up in & brought her boyfriend to...
    BlueEyes3182 BlueEyes3182 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 28

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    I'm joining this group, not to take on a 'victim mentality' as the psychology folk would call it, but to share with others who have similar experiences. This is all for the sake...
    Buckley4U Buckley4U 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    One time when my dad was at work on a Saturday My sister and I had 2 friends over. We were baking a cake. Then Christian and and I took the cake box and filled it with paper and...
    SunshineC23 SunshineC23 18-21 4 Responses Apr 5

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    I grew up with a mother who had a hatred for men. I was her only son out of 4 kids and I was the recipient of her anguish. I now suffer from PTSD and struggle with it every single...
    kpax81 kpax81 31-35, M 3 Responses Apr 5

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    I have been fired from both of my jobs my first job was at chick-fil-a I loved that job it was fun I love eating there and made friends I worked with I got the job in 7th grade and...
    Sheslikethewind Sheslikethewind 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    My boyfriend has been a firefighter from a very young age. As of right now, we've been together three years today. People always make the generalization that having a boyfriend...
    autumn506 autumn506 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    I love the warmth of the fire and the glow of the fire on everybody's faces in the dark. Sadly, I've only been to two campfires so far, though. The first time I went, I was pretty...
    RupanjaliSamadder RupanjaliSamadder 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    I am new to dating a firefighter. I can handle the time without him. I have a busy schedule too. I do not have kids and he has 2 children. We are waiting until we build our...
    awhitson awhitson 26-30, F Apr 4

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    i had a house fire august 29th 2013. it was at 11:54 pm. I was home with my my one year old nephew and mt 8 month old daughter and my 2 year old daughter. the fire started in my...
    amberscott84 amberscott84 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    Fire is awesome. If you have any kind of copper, add it to the fire. You'll get rainbow flames.
    Philli8807 Philli8807 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    The fire in the bones, for those who don't know, is like a biblical colloquialism of having a big itch for something. For me it is to write, and it can be anything. The tabula rasa...
    0nest0 0nest0 31-35, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    i like fire more than people because all it does is destroy and people do that too but at least fire admits it.
    InsaneNefelibata InsaneNefelibata 18-21, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    My husband is a firefighter/paramedic. I love his heart for helping others!
    jencrock jencrock 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    The first time I did fire poi was just before the year anniversary since I started. I was in the beautiful Ortega mountains at a full moon drum circle. We learned about djedis and...
    xshanaaabanana xshanaaabanana 22-25, F Mar 24

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    It's raw. It's wild. It's mesmerising. It's inviting. It can create and destroy. #fire Have always been attracted to it.
    Vigilant6007 Vigilant6007 26-30, M Mar 26

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    The flailing heat creating the dancing tails of light are just so mesemerizing. My affection for fire is not in the massively destructive power but in the great beauty of the...
    Ducky71nG Ducky71nG 26-30, M Mar 26

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    I admire firefighters. Anyone who is willing to risk their lives on a day to day basis just by going to work is a hero in my mind. Someone who is willing to run into a burning...
    NYSlilAngel NYSlilAngel 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    my cat is like a rabbit foot all fresh-licked flesh on a saturday morning i was thinking if i took all the fire nights and wine and melted them down in a forest with pepper what i...
    foldedunfolding foldedunfolding 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 5

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    Me too! Anyone have Fire Emblem: Awakening?
    Soulsilver89 Soulsilver89 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    between the ages of 8 and 9 i can remember my uncle touching me in weird ways having me sit on his lap at the computer but it wasnt like oh this is my neice and we are bonding...
    Eshaluv92 Eshaluv92 18-21, F Mar 18

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    I'm half Algerian and was raised a Muslim... Yeah you can probably see where this is going. I've been verbally abused and bullied through certain periods of my time at school due...
    xMina97x xMina97x 22-25, F Mar 18

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    I was rape and molested when I was about 4 all the way up to about 8. I just cannot stop thinking about it! I just want some peace in my life. I know I am 16 now but I held that...
    mzcruz98 mzcruz98 16-17 Mar 18