My snippet for this week is based on truth. This was done to me. I will never know why I was hated so much. How evil can a parent be? Just because I wasn’t “babysitting” my sibling properly, I am viciously lied to, told that my sibling got into a poisonous substance and is going to die. Any normal parent would call 9-1-1 or rush the child to hospital. Not my parent.
I am still asleep in my bed, exhausted with stress, and Da shakes me awake and greets me with a horrid lie: “I found Joey in the loo! He just swallowed some of Mum’s sleepin’ pills, boy! He’s going to die now!”
“What? What?!” I begin to cry instantly, my throat closing, my breath choked off, my heart threatening to arrest. “Take him to hospital! Call the doctor!”
“No!” Da retorts. “I’m leaving him in here with you! You watch him sicken and die! I’m leaving him to die right in front of you!”
“No!” I scream. “Please! Take him to hospital!”
Da slams the door in my face as I grovel in front of him, crawling along the floor, begging him to help Joey.
I hug my infant brother for hours, sobbing, waiting for him to die. “I’m so sorry, Joey…I’m so sorry…”
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