Beware of Strangers III

— Continued from Beware of Strangers & Beware of Strangers II — I felt sick.  Where was she?  I wandered

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 The loss of childhood innocence

Did you have that one weird uncle?  Well, mine was a great uncle.  At one of the many time I

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Sleeping in your car…

When Mom and I first got away from my evil stepfather, we didn’t have anywhere to go.  I don’t know

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My Evil Stepfather

On the way back to my new stepfather’s house, it was all sunshine and roses.  They were laughing, so happy

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Letting my guard down

I sleep in my beautiful white and blue canopy bed with its ruffles and lace, happy and content.  I had

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Don’t go near the water…

The flood waters were so high, rushing by so quickly, my uncle told my cousin and me not to go

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Friend or Foe?

When I was 12-years-old, I lived near my 5th-grade elementary school, so near that it was in sight of my

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Riding around with the windows down…

Riding around with your hair blowing in the breeze freedom, exhilaration, and wind-blown hair.

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Hiding in the Weeds, will he find us tonight…

It’s a dark and quiet night, so we need to be extra quiet… Ben and Mom are fighting again, but

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The first time I got my mother beaten…

A busy party, my mother, her boyfriend, and me…everyone is having fun, drinking, laughing, and enjoying themselves. My mother and

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Tumbling with rattlesnakes…

When I was 7 years old, I went to a mountainous West Virginia state park with my mother. It is

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The day I was kidnapped…

It started out like any other day… My mother was taking me a bath in the upstairs bathroom of our

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Bludgeoning by river rock…

One of my first childhood memories is of waking up to a woman repeatedly slamming a large river rock into

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