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Breaking Daddy's Rules

Novel By: SmilingAppearances
Young adult

Tags: Romance

Alex Harrison. She was never a normal girl. Her parents were both marine biologists and she was home-schooled. When she was 7 though, she lost her mother in a boating accident. Now she lives with her father in their house by the beach. After years without her mother Alex had gotten over it. She misses her but she doesn't feel so sad anymore, unlike her father. Alex's father didn't take to it well. He had a fence for Alex so she couldn't go to the water. But it was also to keep her at home. Where he knew where she was at all the time. But what happens when Alex goes out and makes a friend unintentionally and experiences life outside the fence? View table of contents...


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Submitted:Aug 4, 2011    Reads: 362    Comments: 5    Likes: 5   

The fence... nothing I haven't faced before. I've climbed it a million times in the past year, but now something about it is foreboding. Dad is gone. I'm safe to go touch the water now.... My mind is screaming at me to go, to get out. I can be back before my dad gets back. He would never know, unless I got wet of course. But that is not my intent; I just want to walk the boardwalk....

I calculate my chances of getting caught again.

Last time I got caught, dad slapped me so hard to the floor it took everything in me not to scream.... I watch the waves crash down on the water not that far past the fence. I edge closer, clinging to the fence with my fingers. I hear dad's jeep turn off on the highway.

I glance down at Teddy. His little black puppy eyes shimmer as he looks up at me and wags his tail.

"Do you think it's a good day to go out today, Teddy?" I ask. Teddy gives a little high pitch bark. Beware, miniature dachshunds are small and cuddly and playful and everything but teddy's vicious when it comes time for his bath. I can't even go near him.... I use a high powered water gun for him. Needless to say he has teeth and he's not afraid to use them. I wouldn't either if I were a dog as small as him.

The salty beach blows a breeze our way. Not many get past the trees in the way. My dad had made an opening for my mother when she use to take her little sailboat out on the water. No trees can grow there now, but her boat will never go out on the water again. Now the opening should seem dangerous to me, or so my dad says, because he said if he ever found me in the water he'd beat me so hard I would regret choosing to even enjoy the water to begin with.

Well today I choose to enjoy myself despite the consequences I will have to endure if I am caught.


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