Carly (part 1)

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This is a true story. Honestly. But why believe what I say to be true? Why believe the truth of your friends, your lover, your mother or your father? This is a true story. Honestly.
No, this is a big, fat lie.
This is a twisting, a weaving of truth and untruth.
Carly confronts tormenting phantoms of childhood abuse and then has to survive. A dark tale of woe, whipping and sexual savagery.

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Reasons....

Submitted: December 29, 2011

I get called names. Yet I am not what they say. Not in my heart. I am not a whore. Or a slapper. Or a slag... A lover. I like that word. ... Read Chapter

The First Day.

Submitted: December 29, 2011

From death grows new life. Within grows a flame, small at first, flickering. Then within rises a rage, sudden and murderous. Within grows a fire. Read Chapter

New Year.

Submitted: December 29, 2011

Everything has changed. Where can I turn? Everything I believed in is gone. Read Chapter

Tattoo.

Submitted: December 29, 2011

Carly is down to her jeans and vest top and she is telling the tattooist what she wants. She lies back on the chair. The tattooist starts... Read Chapter

Deep.

Submitted: December 29, 2011

I call it THE REVELATION. That is what I call it anyway. Did I really wreck the family??? Is it just me who is broken, dislodged? My ... Read Chapter

Aaron.

Submitted: December 29, 2011

He took off his black, leather belt. Long skirt around my knees, I lay on my front, on the bed, feeling the soft, royal-blue velvet beneath my hands. I could see the white of Aaron's shirtsleeve, ruffles around the cuff, his arm raised. He struck me once. The sting made me suck in my breath. He struck me again. Read Chapter

Spunk.

Submitted: December 30, 2011

Always she denies that she is in love. Love. In the aftermath of every relationship she vows that she will never let herself be hurt agai... Read Chapter

Kick Boxer.

Submitted: December 30, 2011

He was young, younger than Aaron. He was handsome and wild, promising fun. I felt slightly guilty of mental betrayal towards Aaron, but only slightly. Read Chapter

Searching and Secrets.

Submitted: December 30, 2011

So, even before the revelation, there was something already tangled up in a messy knot inside her. Slowly untangling, worming a path, com... Read Chapter

Who Do You Love?

Submitted: December 30, 2011

Who do you love? He sang along crazy to the Bo Diddley song and looked at me over the candlelight. His eyes were deep, a brow strong and ... Read Chapter

Choking.

Submitted: December 31, 2011

They say she is divine. They say she is evil. They say she kills demons. Read Chapter

Unsent Emails and Bad Dreams.

Submitted: December 31, 2011

Hi Laura, I hope you had a Happy New Year. I got your card and your email and I'm really sorry for not getting in touch sooner. I’m... Read Chapter

A Bedtime Story.

Submitted: December 31, 2011

It is February, poor Carly is grieving. She meets an artist, Harvey. I like this one. He is nothing like her other boyfriends. That Aaron... Read Chapter

Flames.

Submitted: December 31, 2011

.....sex is dirty sex is dirty sex is dirty sex is dirty they only want you for one thing sex is dirty you are dirty dirty dirty sex I fe... Read Chapter

Things Concealed.

Submitted: December 31, 2011

Such an alien mind. He has no empathy and imitates social behaviour. He wears a mask. A disguise. A controlled public image. A respectable outer being yet a corrupt inner mind. Read Chapter

Hints.

Submitted: December 31, 2011

When she had just turned sixteen, Carly fell in what was the closest she had ever felt to love. In a small town. With nothing much to do. Read Chapter

Guilty.

Submitted: January 01, 2012

The first consignment; they did actually arrive in a brown paper envelope. Carole was there when I picked up the thick package from the p... Read Chapter

Scapegoat.

Submitted: January 01, 2012

She does not know how much this is killing me. Read Chapter

Blood Clot.

Submitted: January 01, 2012

He is floating, almost invisible. Here is the phantom; like the phantom voice on the telephone that I can only scream at. Read Chapter

Isolation.

Submitted: January 01, 2012

The March sky is hard and grey. This winter seems so long. Beneath the greyness and on the greyness, the sharp figure of a young, slender... Read Chapter

Void.

Submitted: January 01, 2012

"Death trip. Death trap. Keep your trap shut slut. There’s nothing there. I’m looking and there’s nothing there. Shit. I’m sad." ... Read Chapter

Someone....

Submitted: January 03, 2012

Don’t do it yet Wait until I get there Before you go I’ll do your hair.   Don’t do it yet With my hands ar... Read Chapter

Touched.

Submitted: January 03, 2012

A stormy lover? No, Carly has changed. A turmoil that has no outlet grows malignant, swirls inside her. Fluxing in the polarities between... Read Chapter

Suzanne.

Submitted: January 03, 2012

Sunday, April 5th, 10am-4pm Woke early this morning, put on black trousers and t-shirt, hat and sunglasses incase anyone recognised m... Read Chapter

Inside Out.

Submitted: January 05, 2012

dark black grey inside Do you like my poetry? inside-out Like a psychic, a medium, the words flow from an otherworldly pl... Read Chapter

Nadir.

Submitted: January 05, 2012

Have you ever been followed home? Have you ever been abused? Have you ever been scared of being alone? Have you ever been alone? Huh? ... Read Chapter

Winter Women.

Submitted: January 05, 2012

Winter woman The sun is here To brighten your clouds, Watch the sadness Glow In embers of dark depression. Winter... Read Chapter

Fall Down.

Submitted: January 05, 2012

How I long for the rain. I am pale like a forgotten yet familiar winter day; one of those cold, overcast days in November, in Februar... Read Chapter

Imprisoned.

Submitted: January 05, 2012

Denial of sweet breath- Sweet wind of valley Pure air of hope Or smell of grass on mountain. The scent of the sea A m... Read Chapter

Impact.

Submitted: January 05, 2012

My knees are on the concrete. My arms cover my head to somehow protect myself from the impact. The end. Please. The end. She guides me fr... Read Chapter

Submitted: January 08, 2012

This is the end of part 1. Please read part 2. ... Read Chapter

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