By Tina Davis
"I hated the idea of his baby turning out to be within me . . . yet at the very least I’d quickly have a person to like and, eventually, an individual to like me back." Tina hasn't ever had a sturdy upbringing. elderly seven, she has a paranoid schizophrenic for a mom and her father is a far off reminiscence. So while Tina will get a brand new step-dad, who lavishes candies and cuddles upon her, she feels sought after for the 1st time ever. unfortunately, her new daddy isn’t all that he turns out. He starts off to sexually abuse Tina, utilizing chilling threats to scare her into silence. Tina is so terrified, she even offers start to 4 of her stepfather’s little ones with out respiring a observe. Her international turns into so warped the cruelty she endures turns out normal—until finally, the tragic loss of life of 1 her blameless teenagers makes her see another way. this is often the inspiring precise tale of the way one worried little woman grew right into a fighter and at last stumbled on the energy to flee the fellow who stole her formative years.
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At the campsite, the manager led us to an old, long caravan carpeted with an old, seventies style brown flowery design. There were two bedrooms at one end with bunk beds and in the middle of the living room there was a dining table that converted into a bed. Against the wall in the living room was a large red settee covered by orange cushions. Charlie organised the sleeping arrangements. ‘Lisa and Paul can have the bedrooms,’ he told my mum. ’ While Mum and Charlie unloaded the car, Lisa and I went off exploring – we found loads of hay bales covered in black bin liners and we clambered up and down on them until Mum called us in for tea.
I heard Dad shout. Harry was trying to calm my dad down because he was getting really angry and Myra was shouting at my mum. I was crying. The next minute we heard doors banging. I looked out of the bedroom window to see my mum walking away down the alleyway with Paul in his pram. She knew that Lisa and I were in that bedroom but not once did she turn round and look at me. She just walked away as if she didn’t have a care in the world. And she took my brother with her. Later on that evening, I had to go to the toilet so I was banging on the door to be let out.
He always used to push you around, Tina. ’ Mum would prompt. Then, she’d describe the event in great detail. It seemed so real when she was talking about it that I believed it had happened. It got to the point where I became terrified of my dad because I believed he did all these awful things, even though I had no real memory of them. But when you’re a kid and you’ve only got your mum telling you one story, you don’t question it. Once again, we were on the move. Mum could never stick anywhere for long and we moved from one place to another, sometimes to fellas’ houses, sometimes to hotels and once to a caravan.