Chapter 4: Forgiveness

He asked for something he had never asked for before. His entire behavior took me by surprise in a way which both shocked and pleased me.  It was the first time I felt he was truly being transparent and genuinely sincere. He wasn’t being confrontational, threatening or hostile at all. Over the past couple years … More Chapter 4: Forgiveness

Chapter 1: The Audition

We all played our role. Mom remained obedient, agreeable and avoided long conversations. She forced a smile at the dinner table, laughing carefully. It both frightened and confused me. I saw the difference without him around. The tension would instantly diffuse and we could be silly again, playful and laugh hysterically for hours. I took … More Chapter 1: The Audition