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Ron shook violently, his eyes locked on the door. He knew the voice--knew who was back there.
"Ron," his father said again. "Let me out of this damned room, boy."
Doug Sturm's voice was hard and flat, just as it had been in life. There was rarely joy in it, and only when Ron had done something spectacularly bad.
Because bad is all you are, Ron thought, remembering his father's favorite phrase.
The door shivered in its frame.
"Come on, Ron," Doug hissed. "Let your old man out. Don't you want to go out and play?"
Ron didn't answer him. Sometimes, when he was quiet, his father went away.
"I know you do," Doug whispered. "You were out playing when Mom did her thing, weren't you?"
Ron winced and bit his tongue.
"I caught her. You know I caught her," Doug continued in a low, vicious tone. "I had every right to beat her. Hell, I had every right to kill her and him. Didn't raise a hand, though. Didn't get my gun. Just turned around and walked to your room. I was going to get the suitcase. Pack our stuff up. Wasn't that right, Ron?"
Ron squeezed his eyes shut and managed to press his face into the side of the couch.
"She shot me, Ron!" his father screamed. "Right in the back of the damned head! Do you know what it feels like, to have a twenty-two round kicking around your brainpan, huh? 'Course, you don't. I do. She and that damned boy she was with hauled me onto your bed and laid me out. How'd she explain the smell, boy? She left me there for days. I stank something fierce, I bet."
Ron nodded while his father continued.
"I want out of this damned room, Ron," Doug said in a soft voice. "Heard you talking to your neighbor. Telling her your mother's in the nursing home up off Main Street. You and me, we need to pay her a visit. Don't you think?"
The wind chimes continued their maddening, discordant symphony and Ron remained silent.
"Ah, boy," Doug continued, "we're going to set this right. Tonight, mind you. Not tomorrow. We are going to set this right."
The room sank into silence, and Ron opened his eyes. Cautiously, and with a tremendous effort, he rolled back onto his side as the security light went out. He listened as the door rattled slightly.
- ASIN : B082WBVZ5L
- Publisher : ScareStreet.com (December 22, 2019)
- Publication date : December 22, 2019
- Language : English
- File size : 183 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 30 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #422,692 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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"Body Image" by David Longhorn:
From an author I always admire, a wonderful short piece of poetic justice--but I really wanted it to continue--at least a novella!
"Shrink" by Sharon M. White:
Think insomnia is the worst that can happen? What about nightmares? Ok, night terrors? No! You ain't seen nothing yet!
"Locked" by Ron Ripley:
Poor senior citizen Ron...what is confined in his childhood bedroom by 76! locks? Pray you don't have to find out!
Book #1 - Body Image" David Longhorn: the consequences of abuse? Justice will be served?
Book #2 - "Shrink" Sharon M. White: insomnia, nightmares and Hell…all the same?
Book #3 - "Locked" Ron Ripley: physically locked…everything will return…want a drink?