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Cruel to self. Kind to others.

by twyceinablumoon on September 3, 2012   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

I have bitten my fingernails since I was seven.
Cutting is a stupid stupid thing, but I tried it a little over a year ago. My scars still show, but they are in discrete places.
I have a burn from my ex boyfriend's cigarette lighter on my right thigh.
Couldn't have been sweeter to him. Tired of abusive boys.


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