Sunday, June 28, 2015

A little taste of the prologue for Keeley's Fight coming AUgust 2015

**Unedited/not finalized/chances are somethings going to change.** Copyrighted to KL Donn.  smile emotico
At twelve years old Keeley Stone knew three things about life, 1) Her family wasn’t normal. The things her parents did and said to her were not right. The beatings, the name calling, and lies were all she new. She didn’t know love or even friendship. When she was younger she thought all moms and dads did these things to their kids. She was wrong. 2) Her parents could act like normal people when they wanted. Her mom even cleaned the house and didn’t drink for a whole day. She made cookies and hung up some of Keeley’s most recent art work on the fridge that she thought they had thrown out when she showed them. Her dad was even being nice, telling her how pretty she looked and how smart she was. Neither of them had been drinking all day. Keeley was so happy, she thought things were finally going to get better. That they were going to stop with the drinking and beatings. How wrong she was.
Today was the day that would shape the rest of her life. After dinner, a meal her mom actually cooked, a nice older woman came to the house to speak to her parents and then her.
“So the school tells me that you plan on home schooling Keeley now Mrs. Stone, is that correct?”
“Oh yes, there are just too many bad influences in that school for such an impressionable young woman like Keeley, we feel like she would excel more at home then there.” Her mom said and all Keeley could do was stare at her with her mouth wide open in complete shock. What was she talking about? There was nothing wrong with her school. That was her salvation, the only time she could really cope with her life.
“Alright, and you have all the resources you need then? May I see them please?” The lady, Carol she thought, asked her mom and dad.
“Of course, I’ll be right back with them, Keeley come and give me a hand please.” Her dad asked, or rather told her.
Following her dad into her parents bedroom Keeley still had no idea what was going on but she soon found out. “Not one fucking word little girl you hear me? You play along with everything we say or the beating I’ve been itching to give you all day just to wipe that stupid look off your face will be so much worse tonight, ya hear?” He whisper yelled to her.
Nodding her head she grabbed the stuff her father told her to and walked out to the living room so that Carol could review them. “Well everything looks in order here, I just have a few question for Keeley if you don’t mind before I go?”
Nodding their heads before leaving the room, Keeley caught the warning look in her fathers eyes before turning her attention to Carol. Trying not to fidget, she waited for the questions to come.
“How do you like school Keeley, did you find it difficult to concentrate there?”
“Not really no. I like it well enough I guess.”
“How do you feel about being home schooled by your parents?”
Remembering her fathers warning she thought about her answer before speaking yet another lie to someone who could probably help her, but she was to afraid. “Well I was shocked at first but mom made it sound like so much fun, that I’m looking forward to it now. Plus I’ll get to spend more time with mom and dad.” She told her with her fake smile firmly in place and her heart breaking just a little bit more with each word she spoke.
“What about seeing your friends? Do you think this will affect your relationships with any of them?”
“Oh.... Ummmm.... You see I don’t really have any friends so I guess it won’t matter.” She had to force the truth of those words out and look down so that Carol wouldn’t see the tears in her eyes. It wasn’t that she didn’t want friends, she just wasn’t aloud to have them. Plus she got sick of always having to lie about the bruising and broken bones and whatever else was wrong with her.
Shocked Carol said “None, at all?” Shaking her head no Carol moved on to the next few questions which Keeley just lied her way through so that no one would ever know the truth about what happened behind the walls of her house.
After speaking with her parents a few more minutes Carol finally left and Keeley tried to slink off to her room in the hopes that her dad would forget about the beating he promised her.
Luck wasn’t with her. It never was lately.
“You little bitch! Were do you think you’re going?” Her father yelled while grabbing a hand full of her hair in one hand and holding a bottle of whiskey in his other. Taking a swig of the foul smelling stuff he lifted her up by the hair and smashed her face off the wall. Biting her lip so she wouldn’t cry out, because that only enraged him more for some reason. She kept her mouth shut and didn’t answer him. Closing her eyes and waiting for this to end was her only choice.
The third thing she knew, she had to get out or she was dead.

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