Lion Tamer is the story of my journey to freedom from the effects of sexual abuse, and how I healed my relationship with my father. Book One: How It All Turned Out tells the end of the story. I hope you enjoy it and share your experience in the comments section.

 

Chapter 4 of LION TAMER: Book One

Chapter 4 of LION TAMER: Book One

Chapter 4   Cigarette-Ember Campfire     May, 1993. The following morning.   In the morning, daylight wakes me. Seven o’clock. I slept ten hours. l feel great. What happened last night? A part of me I didn’t recognize didn’t want me to nurture myself....

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Chapter One of LION TAMER Book One

Chapter One of LION TAMER Book One

Therapy (1978) by Cheryl Armstrong My friend Don Crain said, “How can I help you, Cheryl, what do you want from me?” (He sits in his chair facing me, smiling, patient, waiting.) What I want from you, I said in my mind, is a prescription. Rx:  A day of San Francisco...

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Chapter 2 of LION TAMER: Book One

Chapter 2 of LION TAMER: Book One

  LION TAMER Chapter 2  You’ve Got Mail     April, 1993. The next morning.   At 6 a.m., I sit at my sobriety meeting in a large chilly hall with wooden plank floors. The several lights of large windows let in the blue dawn. It’s a large hall, but...

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Chapter 3 LION TAMER, Book One

Chapter 3 LION TAMER, Book One

  Chapter 3 Baby Steps   May, 1993. Two weeks later.   At four o’clock in the morning, I hop on my kitchen stool to write on my computer, as usual. Writing’s the only thing that connects me to myself. Well, painting, does it too. But my place is too...

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