The view from the child's eye makes this particularly powerful. It chilled me.
Wow! I want to think you have an incredible imagination. I hope no one lived in that old house, it wasn't you, it wasn't you.....I knew you then and I longed for you. I loved the child that you were.
oh that was hard hitting...sad and scary what happens to children..masterfully told...
Amazing writing told through the eyes of a child...I hope you did not experience this yourself!:-)
Very scary - that so many poor children would experience something just like this - terrible thought.
my stomach is churning at what is the best pyscho thriller peice i've read in a long time! the very thought that the child feels that she is finally free, yet the terror has only moved to a new address! suz, your magpie is spine tingling!!
Very well done - a lifetime of terror in a few words.
scary and vivid indeed, do hope it was not you or anyone you know...the writing was superb and Stephen King --scary...but I do not read him...I am a fairytale person myslef....Great Magpie..bkm
chilling imagination-bravo-great magpie
Very sad - I hope this isn't autobiographical!
I hope the child grew up to overcome the damage done.A very good magpie.
What a sad and chilling story. Child abuse is horrible. You expressed that child's fears very well.
magnificent highlight of a child's fear and how one would do things to escape...very intriguing magpie!you did very well!;)
This is a powerfully well written piece, Suz.
ohhh... this sent shivers up my spine...poignant and powerful and so well written(thank you for your kind words on that post)
Deep and dark ... and so well done!
Beautifully and sparely told - oh, well done!
A brilliant, sad Magpie. Great!
Disturbing... wonderful writing
Brilliant piece, Suz. "Red Dragon-ish"...chilling.
What children see, well, they never forget! Well done..
Oh I do hope this was fiction, it would be too cruel for a child.It read true!Christine
Modern gothic. Nice.
Chilling tale - excellent read!
Oh my Suz,this is so raw, I felt that vulnerability and clarity of a child's expression. Great job.
Dear Suz...Made me think Anne Frank and all the children who had an intense and unforgivable childhood. Unforgivable that the world let them grow up in such pain.
Oh !! This was chilling and haunting!There are so many things we REALLY wish to forget, but just don't seem to!And you've captured that nervous feeling of being reminded again, quite perfectly here!
scary, giving voice to darkness in children's lives. I'm glad she still had spirit enough to spit, i liked that image a lot. great work,
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