Child Abuse

Child Abuse

Imagine for one moment that you are not yourself any longer.
Visualize instead that you are a young girl; old enough to know right
from wrong yet still young enough to be terrified by the dark shadows
in your room. It is a cool autumn night and your parents have opted
to attend a party which you are not allowed at. ?It will be fine,
they say. Although you already know what is to come. Your uncle comes
over to watch you for the evening, and your parents are so pleased by
the fact that they do not have to find a sitter. As soon as he
arrives, your mother kisses you on the cheek and scurries out the door
to join your father already waiting in the car outside. The nightmare
begins. His slimy hands casually slide an ebony cartridge into the
VCR as he smiles at you seductively. You can feel his eyes worming
their gaze through your clothes every time that he looks at you. You
feel dirty and violated every time you think about what he does to you
when you are alone. He walks over to the couch and sits down next to
you. His

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