Addiction is a live thing.
It breathes through you,
survives through you
like a parasite.
Addiction is a live thing.
Lisa A. Listwa is wife to the nicest guy on the planet, mother to one glorious handful of a daughter, and reluctant but devoted owner of three rotten cats, affectionately nicknamed “the Rottens.” Her eclectic career history includes being a legal secretary, member of the human resources staff for a major day-planner calendar company, editorial […]Read More
Trump won by earning the vote of those who dismissed his nauseating, predatory, misogynistic statements as “locker room talk”. These same voters ignored his actual lies, and his corrupt and unlawful so-called business practices.Read More
Dear Readers, I pulled this from the archives because we need to be reminded of how much power lies within us. We are power lines . We can face the sun along with its heat. We will not burn. We will roar to the sun …we will be lions… we will roar to the sun […]Read More
#ArchiveDay I don’t believe in angels, yet I have many. I have only one course of action: my own bravery, strength, survival, and happiness.
I will save myself, love myself, appreciate myself, understand myself, and protect myself so that she may one day not have to worry if I will be okay. I’m okay, She saved me once and the rest is up to me.
Dori is OTVMagazine.com Featured Columnist -Residence .Dori is one the top columnist at FeminineCollective.com . You can read her on A Diary of an Arizona Girl. Her essays and poems have been published in RAW & UNFILTERED VOL I, Stigma Fighters Vol 2, and Love Notes From Humanity. Her blogs have been featured here on Open Thought Vortex, as well as The Lithium Chronicles, Sudden Denouement, and The MightyRead More
OTV has always been an author platform. We want you front and center. Because of this we feel it’s important to maintain this as a non-competitive platform with the primary mission to engage authors along with readers organically.Read More
I hate to say it. I’m not sure I can. Perhaps an epi-pen on hand is necessary. EMT & Emergency First Responders are here so I’ll sputter this out. I apologize ahead of time. My throat tightens as my pulse races, but here goes…Damn it, I have to thank DJT. Holy F*ck Balls. Seriously, stay […]Read More
She decided to change…
Those dark nights of sobbing cries leading to burning outrage,
It should be no surprise that the theme for February is Love. When I launched OTV my intent was to connect with authors and readers of all genres who, like myself, needed to remember they were not alone in the world. OTV is, as I have written many times, an extension of me. It is […]Read More