Monday, September 30, 2013

The Calm before the Storm and Domestic Violence

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

I wanted to write a short story to raise awareness for Domestic Abuse. This cause is very near to my heart.

The last two years of Erica Bloom’s life have been spent looking over her shoulder. Sawyer Marsh promised the day she filed for divorce and left him, that if he couldn't have her no one would. Even though Sawyer hasn’t contacted her in two years she’s still feared for her life. She remembers all too well the nightmare their marriage was and what it felt to be on the receiving end of his wrath.

The news of Sawyer’s engagement allows Erica to finally let her guard down and enjoy her new life and budding relationship with Brock Maxwell. 

While away relaxing at Brock’s vacation home on the Willow Lake, the past comes back to haunt her. Were the past few years just the calm before the storm? 

Watch the Trailer:

Here are some Domestic Violence Statistics
§  Every 9 seconds in the US a woman is assaulted or beaten.
§  Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women—more than car accidents, muggings, and rapes combined.
§  Nearly 1 in 5 teenage girls who have been in a relationship said a boyfriend threatened violence or self-harm if presented with a breakup.
§  Every day in the US, more than three women are murdered by their husbands or boyfriends.
Those facts alone make you want stand up and do something. One thing you can do if you're in an abusive relationship or know someone that is please get help by calling the hotline.
National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1−800−799−SAFE (7233) or TTY 1−800−787−3224
Things you can do to make a difference...
Donate to The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence NCADV Site
Support your local woman’s shelter by donating money, clothes, and basic toiletries.
End the Silence on Domestic Violence Dr Phil’s Site View Dr Phil’s Campaign
Here are two amazing songs that hit this message home.


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