Memories of a man named "Daddy"

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Memoir  |  House: Booksie Classic
Based on a true story.

Submitted: November 30, 2014

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Submitted: November 30, 2014

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The memories come flooding back as the storm comes pounding into town. First one to hit her is her father smacking her so hard it felt like his hands are biting. So young, only six years old. She cries herself to sleep. He is always gone, but when he comes home she fears to be alone. He tells her not to tell mommy and buys her a new toy. Next flashes to him hurting mommy and setting the van on fire late one night. Feeling so alone with food as her comfort. The memory shifts again to him telling her that she was a mistake on her birthday. She was only ten. The same age that she started going to court against her father. Mommy got a divorce and the silence broke for the first time in four years. Going to court and testifying against him becomes an every three month thing. Three judges and his six lawyers all in eight years. Her grandparents testified against her and her siblings. A four page packet about how she was a liar filed by her grandmother. At age fourteen, her father said he didn't want her. She wasn't even allowed to go to his wedding reception. To a woman who hated her. They had gotten engaged when he kidnapped her and her siblings and took them to Disneyland. Then there is the memory of going to the hospital. He had thrown a remote at her and it lefr a knot on her forehead. The doctors say she had a small concussion. The memories switchex again to him threatening and blackmailing her through the phone he gave her on her twelfth birthday. She holds onto herself as the memories rip through her head. She can't handle much more. Years of her life missing from her memory. It is filled with the faces of the judges, cops, lawyers, CPS agents, and theraptists she haa to deal with. All because of the man she called daddy.


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