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WeWriWa: The Worst Thing

Welcome back to another visit with the Weekend Writing Warriors, the blog hop for anyone who likes to write. I’ve got a much more laidback weekend than the last one. There’s something to be said for that. Even if we did go from 80F temperatures down to 60s in about a day. Perfect weather to curl up on the couch with a book. But, first, I have more of Hawk’s story. He’s told them a little more about his father. And if you didn’t already figure that Hawk didn’t have a good childhood  the first line of today’s snippet should make that clear.

I thought it had been the worst thing to feel my father’s fists and feet slamming into me then having him pushing me out of his truck into a ditch and leaving me there. Until he’d shot at me.

I hadn’t realized my hands were shaking until Damon covered one of them. I drew in a deep breath, holding it for a moment before releasing it again. I had to do this twice more before the shaking was under control. No one even commented on it.

”What do you want us to do?”

I knew Chief didn’t mean that to sound defensive. He truly wanted to know what I thought we should do, but I wasn’t even sure. So, I just shook my head and looked down at the hand Damon still had on my knee.

What will they be able to do? Will they help? What’s going to happen next? I’ll have more next weekend.

And here’s Chapter 7 of Staring at the Sun up on Wattpad, if you’ve been following along with that.

Comments on: "WeWriWa: The Worst Thing" (12)

  1. Nice guy, his dad.

  2. nancygideon said:

    Nice restrained emotion here. Gives the scene such added depth. Good Job, Fallon!

  3. Hawk has had a lot to overcome. I like getting this insight into his character even if it is awful. Great job with the physical reaction to the memory.

  4. I feel so bad for Hawk! What a childhood… It will make it a challenge to trust people–to have had a parent that could turn on him like that!

    • Yeah, it definitely wasn’t easy. He’s actually better with trust than Devil. They both came from not good childhood’s, but Devil dealt with more emotional abuse than physical.

  5. Difficult memories for sure. At least he’s with people he can trust now…

  6. Diane Burton said:

    Poor kid. I know he’s an adult now. Just thinking about all he endured makes my heart hurt. Good job showing his background.

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