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This is the sixth instalment of Weekend Writing Warriors’

8 Sentence Sunday Blog Hop.

This is from a short story I wrote recently. Only 7 sentences today, to accommodate a natural break in the narrative. Starting from the top:

“Mommy! Make it stop!”

The little girl’s plea fell on deaf ears, as her parents continued to rage at each other, full volume. It was the same scene every weekend. Father came home stinking drunk and Mother railed at him. They said horrible things to each other and once, Mother hurled a heavy, glass ashtray at his head. It broke open a large gash on his temple and she took him to the hospital. The little girl was home alone and peace reigned at last, but only for awhile.

Read the entire story HERE.

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Debbie D.
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46 thoughts on “#8sunday WEEKEND WRITING WARRIORS; MAR. 10/13

  1. Pingback: Weekend Writing Warriors – Midnight Intruder – #8Sunday « Deb E.
  2. I don’t think that most of the adults who fight like that have any idea what an awful impact it has on the children.

  3. ooh, spooky. Reads like there’s a lot more going on; I get a sense that this excerpt is just an introduction to some even unhappier parts. Aw. Gotta feel for a kid going through that. Nice job 🙂

    1. Thanks for visiting, Jodi. No child should have to grow up that way but sadly, so many do. 🙁 Fortunately, some can overcome the disadvantage and become strong adults.

  4. Omg, poor girl!! If that first sentence isn’t an opening hook, I don’t know what is! I HAD to read on to find out what was paining her so much. So sad, that it’s her own parents that are causing her such suffering…great 8.

  5. Oh my lordy how sad. I have read two just plain heartwrenching snippets today, this one and the one from Ann Swann. It breaks my heart that the parents are so intent on fighting with one another that they have neglected the feelings of their precious daughter … you certainly invoke strong emotion! Wonderful snippet!

      1. I hope that I am putting this comment in the correct place. You write with such realism. How often, unfortunately, this occurs. The things which affect the lives of children growing up. How to put the recording of this out of your mind! It is so difficult. Can you get beyond it? A lot of people can’t and it repeats for generations. A few strong people do succeed. And what makes them so strong? idk

        1. Hi Carol; Looks like your comment is in the right place. Yes, it’s sad how many children grow up in dysfunctional families, but, I do think that many of them have the strength to overcome their pasts. Unfortunately, as you said, others are doomed to repeat the cycle. Thanks for visiting! I will continue with this story at the next #8sunday.

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