Lavinia Thompson


I've been writing since I could put pen to paper. I write poetry, fiction, and whatever else comes to mind. I'm a 29-year old dog and cat mom, music addict, bookworm, journalism grad turned high school janitor living with severe chronic depression and CPTSD. I have risen from a dark childhood of domestic violence. I faced that monster in my closet and am now writing about it. I watched my mother be tortured for almost ten years. I stood before the remnants of the house her ex burned down in a drunken rage. I lived with the aftermaths and the damage it did in the years that followed. Now, I am chasing dreams and living my life to the fullest.

Also on Instagram: @brokenflashbackgypsy

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Melting Candles
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 26,680. Language: Canadian English. Published: October 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Canadian Poetry
A book of poetry and memoirs straight from the memories of a child abuse and domestic violence survivor, "Melting Candles" reaches out to fellow survivors to provide inspiration and hope, a light at the end of the tunnel.
Just a Canadian Girl
Price: Free! Words: 4,140. Language: Canadian English. Published: June 29, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Trip Journals
(5.00 from 1 review)
This is a story about a small-town girl who, tired of her own town and in the midst of soul-searching, decided to take a chance, fly across the country on her own, and experience Canada Day in Ottawa, Ontario. This short story can also be found in my recent poetry book, "Wildflowers Scattered, Estranged: Memoirs of a Small Town Girl."
Price: Free! Words: 3,570. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
When a friend dies young, it's traumatizing. To lose a friend three days after Christmas is devastating and every holiday after that is never the same. This is a short story about friendship, loss, and moving on, in hopes that some day Christmas spirit returns to the heart. "Travis" is in my poetry collection, "Wildflowers Scattered, Estranged: Memoirs of a Small Town Girl" also on Smashwords.

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  • Expert Witness on July 10, 2012

    "It is the duty of an attorney to do all of the following: To maintain inviolate the confidence, and at every peril to himself or herself, to preserve the secrets of his or her client. ~ Business and Professional Code That is quote with which Rebecca Forster ends her brilliant "Witness" series that follows the career of Josie Bates, a once notorious defense attorney who left behind a world of high-profile clients to settle into a low crime rate city of Hermosa Beach. In this final instalment of the series, Bates goes missing, her adopted daughter Hannah is about to go back to child protective services, and Josie's boyfriend Archer is desperate to save both Hannah and Josie. I am sad the series has ended. I simply love these books. Forster writes with impeccable detail, the eyes of an attorney, and knows her stuff. All four of these books have been rated five stars by me simply because they really keep you guessing and there is always an unexpected twist. I will definitely be seeking out Forster's other books. Thank you, Rebecca Forster, for writing this amazing series. I will likely be reading it again soon!
  • Straight Friends Become Shady Lovers on July 13, 2012
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    I enjoyed reading this one...only thing missing for me that I was disappointed about was Kara going down on on her co-worker. That scene would complete this great sexy little story.