''Father'' A pregnant woman's husband is shipped of to the front lines of a war and dies in the infirmary a week after his two twin girls are born. The woman raises the children for the first three years of their life on her own; then one day a man showed up on her doorstep looking exactly like her husband and claiming to be him. She is fooled by her eyes and heart for several months before she realizes, a bit to late, that this was not her lover. He begins beating her and her children. They live the next two years of their life that way, always fearing punishment for every wrong move. Eventually the woman snaps while the man is beating the poor five year olds and she attacks him. In a flash he had her pinned to the floor, hands constricting around her neck. It only took a minute for the light to fade from her eyes and the twins finally understood what had just happened. Their mother had just been murdered right in front of them. With tears streaming down her face the younger''Father''1 day ago in Short Stories More Like This
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Listen to me! Don’t talk to me that way! I’m an adult, and you’re a child, don’t tell me what is right for you! Only if you do what I say will I love you unconditionally.
Walking along Skyward Avenue, Joya wondered if she should go home at all. Would anyone care if she was to be seen or heard of again?
She stepped onto the freshly cut grass of her front lawn, and tiptoed through the door which was already unlocked. In the dining room, her older sister, Kitty, was dusting off the china cabinet.
“Which books did you choose at the library?” Kitty asked.
Although it was the simplest of questions, Joya was hesitant to reply truthfully. “Deep Blue, The Wicked Will Rise, and The Selection,” she eventually answered.
“Those are all fairly new releases,” Kitty commented, suspicion hanging at the end of her sentence. “I’m surprised the library had them.”