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From Fight 2 Car Chase

Ben looks at me and seems to hear me, he walks back to his Jeep and drives away.  Mum listens for his engine to start and to drive away.  She thinks we’re safe now.  The Trans Am is buried in the dirt, where we turned into an area that wasn’t even really a road.  She tells me to calm down and that we will walk the five miles to my Aunts and stay there for the night. We gather what meagre belongings that we have in the car, and decide to head out. It is a long way and it is late at night.

Abandoned and Unwanted.

At seven, I worried desperately about my mother due to our past experiences.  Whenever she left me at someone’s house, I never knew when she’d be back or what might happen to her without me there to protect her.  Sometimes she would come back the next day, sometimes a few days later, maybe a week, maybe longer…

Hiding In The Weeds, Will He Find Us Tonight?

We hear him come out, he starts looking around.  Again, he knows the car is there.  He looks our direction…did I make a noise???  He starts walking towards us.  Oh no, what now? We shuffle.  He starts to run towards us, so Mom yells “run”.  We do.  We run and run, but he eventually catches us…he always does.

The Day I was Kidnapped!

I don’t remember a lot about my time at the motel. What I do remember, vividly, is the cop car that I went home in. An officer carries me out of the motel room, he puts me in the back of his cop car. I am sitting on a cold vinyl seat in an extra-large white t-shirt belonging to my father in the back of a police car.

The First Time I Caught My Mother Beaten!

A busy party, my mother, her boyfriend, and me…everyone is having fun, drinking, laughing, and enjoying themselves. My mother and I lived with this boyfriend,...

From Fight 2 Car Chaste.

I, mum, and Ben went back to normal life following their first fight. It took a little while for all of her bruises to...