A Stolen Childhood: A Dark Past, a Terrible Secret, a Girl by Casey Watson

By Casey Watson

Bestselling writer and instructor Casey Watson stocks the scary precise tale of Kiera Bentley, a 12-year-old woman with a deeply surprising mystery she’s too younger to even understand.

When Casey first meets Kiera, a small moderate lady who’s simply lashed out at a fellow student in meeting, she instantly senses something’s mistaken. anything in Kiera’s eyes indicators Casey that this can be an “old head on younger shoulders”, and with Kiera’s consistent tiredness and self-soothing behavior of pulling her hair out, she follows her intuition and takes Kiera below her wing.

At first the reply turns out basic adequate; Kiera’s mom and dad aren’t jointly they usually don’t get on, which makes existence not easy for Kiera as she’s so with reference to her dad. yet because the weeks roll on, Casey starts to appreciate that there’s whatever a lot darker happening in the back of closed doorways. And whilst she ultimately learns the reality, she’s terrified she won’t have the capacity to store Kiera from it.

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Aunt Shirley is there without a date. She hasn't met her future husband, Uncle Nathen, yet. She wears thick, black-rimmed glasses that afterwards, when she sees the pictures, Tessie immediately throws away. Marvin looks exceptionally young, almost as if it's his Bar Mitzvah instead of his wedding. He wears a black silk yarmulke on the back of his head. They cut the cake together. I can't see my mother's wedding ring in the photo. My father's hand is on top of hers as they slice gently through the white almond marzipan filling, which is very expensive in those days.

She's not exactly smiling; she's posing. Just like she taught us. With her right foot slightly in front of her left. Her wedding bouquet is small. Miniature white roses. Much smaller than I imagine. My mother loves flowers. I love the album. Both sets of grandparents are in there, on either side of the next generation, the new bride and groom. The old country and the new world. The wedding is in Wheeling, West Virginia, where Edie is born. The reception is in Tessie's backyard. Aunt Shirley is there without a date.

I call my father, hysterical. He says not to worry, he'll take care of it, and that he's the one in charge of dividing everything up in the end. When my two boxes arrive, I take the letter with me out to the garage dressed in the lime green parka my mother sent me fifteen years ago, before she got sick. I stare at the U-Haul boxes imagining my mother waking up inside, her hair perfectly in place. I feel her raging; my hands shake. I know we aren't supposed to fight over things. Things can always be replaced.

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