Stories in my mind

Scared child

Scared child (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Okay, I’ve decided to leave Sean and Becky for a while…in the infancy of their romance.  I will definitely return to them, as they are two of my favorite characters.  But I’ve decided to do a little series of posts about childhood…

Not the childhood that many of us were fortunate enough to experience.  Not a childhood filled with the hot, dusty summer days of riding your bike with your friends, racing down the hills pretending you were racing on motorcycles or horses.  Not the cold snow days when school was cancelled,  where the gang got together and built snowmen and snow forts and had snowball fights before going inside to hot chocolate and fresh-from-the oven cookies.

Not my own childhood, at least…not totally my own childhood.  There will be elements of my childhood, but it will be up to me to disguise those elements, to make you forget about me and think only of the child in the story.   I’m afraid it’s a childhood that will be all too familiar to a lot of folks.  A childhood filled with adults who don’t do what they’re supposed to do and who do lots of things that  they’re not supposed to do.  A childhood filled with monsters hiding in the shadows, but no super-heroes swooping in to the rescue.  A childhood where little children live in hopeless despair, blaming themselves for all of the evil that surrounds them, knowing much too young, that they deserve the hateful words, the pain and fear that they live  with each and every day.

Is there any hope at all?  Is there any way out of this darkness?  Ahh…we’ll have to see how the story unfolds…

2 Responses

  1. Okay, I’ll admit it. Haven’t been reading in a while. A LONG while. Busy-ness, moving, more busyness. My bad.

    But I’m intrigued. Even more, I’m hooked. When did you start the fiction? I want to go back and catch up! The bit about leaving Sean and Becky has definitely whetted my appetite! And this new thread, with a pseudo-memoir thing going is very good.

    Keep up the good work. The VERY good work.

    • Well…let’s see…the fiction thing…I kind of decided to throw that in a couple of weeks ago…lots of stories running around inside my head, decided to start putting them out there in abreviated form…while working on the full length books or whatever it is that I’m writing…

      but wait…you’re moving? what’s up with that? are you excited about it?

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