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Mama frowns and smoothes the bed sheet before sitting down on the edge close to me. “I know you’re angry but you were little, you don’t remember how hard it was on you, on all of us.”
I blow air in my cheeks and expel it forcefully. “Of course I remember. I remember the bruises on your face. I remember leaving in the middle of the night. I remember Nana coloring your hair and crying as she cut mine. I remember much more than what you think. You know what else I remember?”
Her eyes widen and she shakes her head.
My chest constricts as if my entire squad was standing on it. “I remember walking into that Seven Eleven with him. Seeing both Laura and Mona. Laughing. And then whispering as they looked at him. He gave them a smile, crouched down to me and asked me to choose which one looked like a princess.”
“I know you remember that.” She sighs and glances away.
My head sinks deeper into my pillow and I close my eyes. “But do you know I remember the smell of the hot dogs on the counter? The slight perfume of Mona as she picked up something for me because I couldn’t reach it and he was too busy planning how he would kill her, her voice as she told me I reminded her of her little sister.” I pause, open my eyes and rub the back of my neck. “I saw what he did to her.”
“What?” Mama cries out.
My goals for next week?
- Finish revising chapter 10
- Revise chapter 11
- Revise chapter 12
What inspires me right now
Others. Have you seen the incredible website launched by a bunch of amazing ladies? The YA Buccaneers sounds like it’s going to be wonderful to “hang out” with…
Going outside and feeling the sun.
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