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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

A Pause For The Cause

I have held off posting the finish of this story because of the Christmas holiday. In my never to be humble opinion, Christmas is not a good time to write or read about family violence. This story has already been sent out for publishing and will be on the 'shelves' by the first week of January. Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

The Totally Unnecessary Death of Amanda Dawn - Part Forty Five

He had been hit and kicked all of his childhood and knew all too well the fear and resentment the abuse built. Long after the pain went away, the emotional pain remained. As the sun began to peek over the eastern horizon, he made his way back into his bedroom. He snuggled into the blankets to warm... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, December 5, 2016

The Totally Unnecessary Death of Amanda Dawn - Part Forty Four

In her anger, Pam had no idea of where she was headed to a dark wintery night. The cold and the wind reminded her that she couldn't be outside very long with her daughter squirming under her jacket. She knew she had friends at work and she headed there. Someone there could get her a place to stay... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

The Totally Unnecessary Death of Amanda Dawn - Part Forty Three

Several days went by with little more drama. Things had calmed down in the home, and RJ was out looking for a job but wasn't having any luck. Even a couple places that had 'Help Wanted" signs in their doors took his application and then told him that, unfortunately, the 'position had been filled,'... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, November 28, 2016

The Totally Unnecessary Death of Amanda Dawn - Part Forty Two

RJ turned to confront the woman for her blatant uninvited entry into the house, but she walked on by him to where Mandi sat crying. She reached in and picked her up, her eyes carefully surveying the child for signs of neglect. When she saw no bruises, the woman lay the baby down and undressed her,... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

The Totally Unnecessary Death of Amanda Dawn - Part Forty One

Thursday, January 13th, 2005 To the unknowing eye, things at the Carter house were relatively normal. The baby was getting around quite well, and her parents found that they had to block many doors that couldn't be tightly shut. Whenever a commercial on television came on that had music in the... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

The Totally Unnecessary Death of Amanda Dawn - Part Forty

At the very moment his fist landed on Pam's face, RJ knew he had lost the control he had worked so hard to maintain. His wife fell back, and her knee caught a chair, and down she went. She sat there, completely stunned and afraid. The words of one of her friends echoed in her head, 'the first time... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, November 25, 2016

The Totally Unnecessary Death of Amanda Dawn - Part Thirty Nine

When he walked back into the house, Pam gave him a quizzical for a moment and then asked him why he was home so soon. Mandi came out of her playroom and began a run to her daddy to give him a hug, giving RJ a moment to think. "Someone played with the schedule, and it looks like I have the next... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

The Totally Unnecessary Death of Amanda Dawn - Part Thirty Eight

January 4th, 2005 RJ was scheduled to have the Monday following the New Years holiday off, and he knew that the place would be super busy with new stock that had been piling up over the weekend rolling in. No one would be interested in talking to him with so much to do, so he waited until Tuesday to... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

The Totally Unnecessary Death of Amanda Dawn - Part Thirty Seven

It was after 2 AM when Pam came home that night, and although the snow had let up, the occasional desolate flake still floated downward. As she had left the bar, the bank thermometer told her it was 29 degrees, but there was only a light wind. It had been a crazy night, and her purse held over $400... Sign in to see full entry.

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