Don't Blink

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: True Confessions  |  House: Booksie Classic
This is about a character growing up with an abusive father. This was inspired by my struggle growing up with a father described in the story.

Submitted: July 27, 2011

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In the blink of an eye, you can get slapped.

In the blink of an eye, you can get shoved.

In the blink of an eye, you can get punched in that eye.

In the blink of an eye, your views change.

You think, “This is my father, why would he do this to me?”

In the blink of an eye, you ponder the thought of “Do I deserve this?”

Did I deserve to get slapped because I disobeyed him?

In the blink of an eye, you're scared.

You're terrified to be alone in the house with your own father. Every night you pray to god that he won't hurt you the next day. Sometimes god answers and he doesn't abuse you, but most of the time he does.

In the blink of an eye, you wonder why he hates you.

Can you remember any good times you've had with him? No, nothing comes to mind. He wasn't even there to hold you at the hospital. You'd expect that he would because you were his first born. Why does he hate me? Am I a mistake?

In the blink of an eye, you pull the trigger.

You want to escape everything. Well, you were successful, but you left everyone you've ever loved. Was it worth it?


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