Six Sunday – 01/20/13

Only one more round of Six Sunday after this week. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, Sundays won’t be the same. But thanks for spending part of your Sunday to check out my six. There are so many authors whose works I’ve enjoyed reading, even if it’s only six sentences. This week I’m sharing a six that features one more devastating detail about Cammy’s dad. I’m glad to see that many of you are feeling for Cammy as this how I’d like my readers to feel. In this six, Cammy has just told Ryan that after her mom died her dad developed a drinking problem and would often get drunk and hit her.  Ryan is the first to speak:

“Didn’t you tell anyone?”

“Wanted to, but he threatened me, saying he was the only one who could take care of me – such a load of shit!” She wiped a tear from her puffy face.

“Got to the point where I was afraid to go home after school. Course one night when I came home from my boyfriend’s house, he was wasted. Got pissed at me for bein’ late, so he threw me against the wall and punched my arm.”

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20 thoughts on “Six Sunday – 01/20/13

  1. I’m wondering if that was the event that made her leave that environment. Poor girl. I like her simple action of wiping the tear away, it’s a nice contrast to her words.

    • Yes, after that she moved into her sister’s place and eventually left her hometown to the place where my novel is set.

  2. Jessica Subject

    So much continued emotion in this six! Well done! 🙂

  3. Such a terrible reality for her. My heart breaks – you’ve captured this story well.

  4. jenduffey81

    Great six! I wonder if she’s holding back a lot of emotion. She’s seems almost calm for such an intense conversation.

    • In a way she is. She’s not used to people caring about her, so it’s hard for her to express herself. Thanks for noticing.

  5. If a story ever begged for a “Hollywood ending,” this is it.
    Nice six.

  6. This poor girl has really been through the mill. Nicely written.

  7. Biological parents aren’t always equipped to be good parents.

  8. Heartbreaking, and very nicely handled.

  9. Frank, you’re doing a great job writing about a difficult topic. Kudos!

    • I didn’t realize it was that difficult of a topic. Most of it comes from real life experiences of people who I’ve known with similar stories.

  10. siobhanmuir

    Sad six, Frank. Sounds like she’s hardened herself just to survive.

  11. Powerful, emotional scene in her understated resignation to the abusive past she endured. Ryan is a sympathetic listener and friend, which is what she probably needs.

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