The Butterfly Tattoo

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Audrey has been abused most of her life and she's scared the scars may never heal...

Until she meets Liam, who's been through hell and back, and she knows she's in love and things may get better...

But one night, his temper flares, and she knows she's falling into the vicious cycle again...

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The Butterfly Tattoo

Submitted: September 17, 2011

Audrey has been abused most of her life, by her father, brother, uncle, mother...

But now she has escaped, on the run at the age of 16. She meets Liam, who's been through hell and back, and she knows she's in love and the bruises might heal...

But one night, his temper flares, and she knows she's falling into the vicious cycle again...



Words will never hurt her, but sticks and stones sure as hell will. Read Chapter

Submitted: September 22, 2011

"Honey?" It had been two days since the outburst. I still traced my small finger along the wonky line of dried blood by my hairline. ... Read Chapter

Chapter 3

Submitted: September 30, 2011

I traced my scar with my index finger, it was faint and a light peach color, only I could notice it by now. It curved over my cheek bone ... Read Chapter

Chapter 4

Submitted: October 04, 2011

I lived in constant fear of Uncle Dean. The worst part was that his visits were very irregular. He might visit one day and return two day... Read Chapter

Chapter 5

Submitted: October 07, 2011

"Audrey? Audrey? Wake-up!" The voice pierced the state of calmness I was in, and I sat up with a flash. My forhead swelled with pain ... Read Chapter

Chapter 6

Submitted: October 17, 2011

Summer dragged by, hot and boring. It was unmemorable. Uncle Dean was out most of the time, thank god. He would come home at the weekends... Read Chapter

Chapter 7

Submitted: October 18, 2011

The school didn't look too welcoming as it came into view. It was a long one-story building made of dull brown bricks. A metal barrier ar... Read Chapter

Chapter 8

Submitted: October 22, 2011

Storms rolled in almost every day the whole two months of September and October. It was the wettest and windiest Autumn in over seventy y... Read Chapter

Chapter 9

Submitted: November 07, 2011

  1st year passed quickly, it was unmemorable apart from the friends I made and the whole introduction to secondary school.... Read Chapter

Submitted: December 03, 2011

  The thought of being pregnant scared me. I could not fathom the thought of a new life, unwanted, flourishing and growing insid... Read Chapter

Chapter 11

Submitted: January 15, 2012

  I didn’t go to school the next morning. Or the morning after. I got worried texts off Karla and Lilly, even one off Jimmy, b... Read Chapter