The Real Monster
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raincascadeYou Make Beautiful Things
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You fear your abuser.

The Real Monster

by raincascade

"Mommy likes to drink," he says.

"Mommy likes to smoke," he says.

"Mommy locks me up," he says.

"Sometimes Mommy doesn't always feed me," he says.

"Sometimes Mommy doesn't let me go to school," he says.

"Mommy is a monster," he says.

"And those bruises?" They ask. "Where did you get those bruises?"

"Mommy," he replies, "Mommy hits me."

"How do you know?" They ask.

"Because Daddy said so," he answers.

"You need to help Mommy," he wants to say.

"Daddy is the real monster," he doesn't say.

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4 months agoReply
@lotusmystiek Thank you so much! That means a lot!

lotusmystiekGifted Writerstill as depressing as always
4 months agoReply
no matter how many times I read this, I am still surprised about how deep this is and how powerful whilst you only use a few words. good job!!

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4 months agoReply
@deborahanneshep Thank you for the encouragement!

4 months agoReply
you have great story , great job..continue writing so great

raincascadeBronze CommaYou Make Beautiful Things
4 months agoReply
@thelonelywriter Ditto

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4 months agoReply
@raincascade Np also thanks for the follow

raincascadeBronze CommaYou Make Beautiful Things
4 months agoReply
@thelonelywriter No this one is not actually... but thank you. (:

thelonelywriteran individual with many faces...
4 months agoReply
You did a good job ellie. If you do not mind my asking.... is this based on personal experience?

mitchelBronze Comma"Fight it,take the pain,ignite it"
4 months agoReply
Good story!