“The World Breaks Everyone” Ernest Hemingway

The last scene of "War Springs Eternal," was a dream and in the dream, the main character was Ernest Hemingway.{I had been reading a biography.} The dream was so vivid, that when I woke, I grabbed my cellphone, opened my memo app, hit the microphone icon and immediately dictated the details of the dream. I... Continue Reading →

An Excerpt from Tortured and Tormented creating a school shooter

The teacher calls roll. As she speaks each name, she has us move to newly assigned seats. Angelo’s last name begins with an “A” mine with an “M” — we are no longer near one another.   I feel afraid. Not the fear some of the other children express, but the fear of being alone. I hear... Continue Reading →

When The Bullied Becomes The Bully

Under both my real name, and my pen name, I write about varying topics, all dealing with people who, one way or another, are damaged by life. My latest novellas, "The Damaged And Broken Collection," center around PTSD, Suicide, Bullying, Despair -- real human emotions, conditions and sufferings.  The first novella of the set, written... Continue Reading →

Ernest Hemingway Claims The World Breaks Everyone

The last scene of "War Springs Eternal," was a dream and in the dream, the main character was Ernest Hemingway.{I had been reading a biography.} The dream was so vivid, that when I woke, I grabbed my cellphone, opened my memo app, hit the microphone icon and immediately dictated the details of the dream. I... Continue Reading →

Book Trailer for the Novella, “Tortured and Tormented – creating a school shooter”

Tortured and Tormented is a work of fiction. It is an attempt to understand the current trend occurring in the United States. This story is NOT intended to excuse or justify any violence or violent actions. https://youtu.be/cTNYcD9DJiA Please click or copy and paste the following link to purchase your copy https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1718792603/  

School Shootings! Bullying! PTSD! Suicide!

The Damaged and Broken Collection are novella concerning real life suffering and mental injury. These stories are important now, more than ever.  Available on Amazon. Please get your copy today. Thank you, Joe click or copy and paste https://www.amazon.com/Joseph-F.-Leonardi/e/B00J6VZ0DQ   https://youtu.be/fwsf2RP4ed0 “Who am I?” I am an independent, self-published teller of tales, an author, as... Continue Reading →

Bullying and School Shootings – What Has Happened?

For some, school is a nightmare. Each and every day made a living hell by those who are stronger, bolder, without kindness or compassion. What happens to one who lives in fear? One who is pushed to their breaking point? One who simply wants to be accepted? We can't escape the headlines of mass murders... Continue Reading →

Ernest Hemingway Claims The World Breaks Everyone

The last scene of "War Springs Eternal," was a dream and in the dream, the main character was Ernest Hemingway.{I had been reading a biography.} The dream was so vivid, that when I woke, I grabbed my cellphone, opened my memo app, hit the microphone icon and immediately dictated the details of the dream. I... Continue Reading →

Was Hemingway right? Does the world break everyone?

The last scene of "War Springs Eternal," was a dream and in the dream, the main character was Ernest Hemingway.{I had been reading a biography.} The dream was so vivid, that when I woke, I grabbed my cellphone, opened my memo app, hit the microphone icon and immediately dictated the details of the dream. I... Continue Reading →

Suicide Impacts Us All

Please Purchase Your Copy Is Suicide Painless (The Damaged and Broken Collection Book 3) Kindle version only 2.99 Paperback 9.99 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07J2V9NS9/ Suicide leaves those left behind with many more questions than answers. It leaves those left behind with grief. It leaves those left behind with remorse. It leaves those left behind with unimaginable, unending and... Continue Reading →

Excerpt — Tortured and Tormented creating a school shooter

The teacher calls roll. As she speaks each name, she has us move to newly assigned seats. Angelo’s last name begins with an “A” mine with an “M” — we are no longer near one another.   I feel afraid. Not the fear some of the other children express, but the fear of being alone. I hear... Continue Reading →

Why write Creating a School Shooter?

We can't escape the headlines of mass murders occurring in our schools and now our churches. The very place where children are sent to be educated. The very place where they should be safe and free from danger.  Sadly, school shootings have become the new normal. These horrific crimes and events lead us to ask... Continue Reading →

Future Damaged and Broken Novellas

In 2019 I am expecting to release at least five more stories in The Damaged and Broken Collection --- • “It Is Never Just A Slap,” which I am currently working on, a woman trapped in an abusive relationship. •“Abandonment and Addiction,” a girl from a broken home who becomes addicted to heroin. •“A Father’s Son,” the breakdown of... Continue Reading →

From Tortured and Tormented — creating a school shooter

Years have passed. I expected to be out of high school by now, but the struggle with academics has me back with my original class. Each time I convince myself things can’t possibly get any worse, well, you can’t even imagine. ​ Peter has graduated and is now the school’s chief of security. The head... Continue Reading →

Conflict and Chaos

People mistake conflict and chaos as abnormal. I believe they are the normal state. The universe was created of chaos. Instead of trying to fight it, we must adapt. Our response to the conflicted chaos is important. Chaos and conflict create the story. ​The concepts of chaos and conflict have led to "The Damaged and Broken Stories."Tales... Continue Reading →

Holiday Blues, Sadness, Depression and Worse

For many, the holiday season is a joyous occasion. A time filled with fun, food and family. However, there are those for whom the time between Thanksgiving and New Year's is complete and unrelenting torment and torture. Sadly, many will take the occasion not to celebrate, but to attempt something they have thought about over... Continue Reading →

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