Author Archives: Alethea

Ordinary Evil: Memoir of a Buried Life, Chapter Six: Interrupting the Silence

 Ordinary Evil: Memoir of a Buried Life Chapter Six Interrupting the Silence by Alethea Marina Nova (all rights reserved) “I think the silence was worse than the rapes.” ~From the film, The Prince of Tides It had been four months … Continue reading

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Ordinary Evil: Memoir of a Buried Life, Chapter Five: Letters to My Sisters

Ordinary Evil: Memoir of a Buried Life Chapter Five Letters to My Sisters by Alethea Marina Nova (all rights reserved) “You have no room in your mind or body for secrets” ~Former Miss America and incest survivor, Marilyn Van Derbur … Continue reading

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Ordinary Evil: Memoir of a Buried Life, Chapter Four: Clawing to the Surface

Ordinary Evil: Memoir of a Buried Life Chapter Four Clawing to the Surface by Alethea Marina Nova (all rights reserved) When the tears ended, I looked in the bathroom mirror. I studied the reflection of the woman who had just … Continue reading

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Ordinary Evil: Memoir of a Buried Life, Chapter Three: Hallway of Secrets

Ordinary Evil: Memoir of a Buried Life Chapter Three Hallway of Secrets by Alethea Marina Nova (all rights reserved) A few weeks following the dream, an unexpected phone call became the beginning of the end of the image of my … Continue reading

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Ordinary Evil: Memoir of a Buried Life, Chapter Two: The Plastic Sheet

 Ordinary Evil: Memoir of a Buried Life by Alethea Marina Nova (all rights reserved) Chapter Two The Plastic Sheet  “My mother hurt me more than my father ever did, and she never lay a hand on me” ~Former Miss America … Continue reading

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Ordinary Evil: Memoir of a Buried Life, Chapter One: The Messenger

 Ordinary Evil: Memoir of a Buried Life by Alethea Marina Nova (all rights reserved)  Chapter One The Messenger “If you want to keep a secret, you must also hide it from yourself.” ― George Orwell From my journal, April 10th … Continue reading

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Memoir: Forward and Acknowledgments

Forward By Alethea Marina Nova In 1994 I suddenly became seriously ill with a disease that some of the best medical doctors in the country could not diagnose. After almost a year of debilitating physical suffering, unrelenting fear, repeated examinations, … Continue reading

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