by Joanne Joyce Green I wrote this story in the hopes of giving some teens the courage to stand up and say no to abuse when dating. This story is about a teen who finds herself in a bad situation, and is courageous enough to look honestly at her feelings. And she realizes the danger that would confront her if she chose to continue in this volatile relationship. She knew there were choices to be made, and she alone must find the courage to make them. ABOUT THE AUTHOR I was born Joanne Joyce Williams in Toronto, Ontario, and I married Donald Green. Poetry came into my life early as a child of eight while I was sitting under the table while Mother sang. I turned her words into poetry. That time inspires me. I find that period to be one of the more peaceful times in my life. My mother's visits still inspire me even now, at her tender age of ninety years. Poetry gives me pleasure, relaxation. It is a special time and place where I find peace and quiet, and sometimes wild adventures. Poetry lets me be a child or a host of many wonderful things. I thank God for giving me a wild imagination and the intelligence to know how to use it. Poetry is my first love. And it hasn't disappointed me yet. (2006, paperback, 84 pages) Availability: Usually ships in 2-3 business days.