#FF — I Remember Part 3


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Manny, our neighbor, pounded on our door. “What’s going on in there. Loretta has called the police.”

Manny and Loretta had tolerated Mama’s wails during Daddy’s “corrections,” but now that a baby was involved…

You’re going to pay for this,” Daddy said, and squeezed Mama’s arm, hard.

Soon, Officer Jones pounded.

Daddy flung the door open with the righteous indignation of whiskey.

Why don’t you mind your own f*cking business, ape,” he said, then took a swing at Officer Jones.

Daddy was released the next day. By then we were gone on a bus, to the sea.

[99 words]

 

This is the third part of this story.  If you care to read part 1 and part 2, click on the links.

Rochelle Wisoff-Fields is the history-sharing host of Friday Fictioneers.

 

46 Comments Add yours

  1. trentpmcd says:

    Glad that the “one punch” from last week’s story didn’t land any place important except landing Daddy in prison for the night. Hurray Manny and Loretta.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you very much for reading and your comment. I think the neighbors are heroes also ❤

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  2. Dear Lisa,

    I love the child’s voice. So matter of fact. Yet you feel the anguish. Well done.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Rochelle, thank you very much. Poor little thing that has been through a lifetime of grief already.
      Shalom,
      Lisa

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      1. You’re very welcome, Lisz. 😉

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  3. James McEwan says:

    How does a child understand the world of wild adults. Peace by the sea, I expect.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Wonderful comment, James. I’m sure you’re right.

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  4. neilmacdon says:

    Daddy must have some pull to get only one night in jail for punching a cop. They may not be safe by the sea

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    1. msjadeli says:

      The jails and courts here are so overflowing that most have an arraignment in the morning and get out on a bond. I hope he hasn’t a clue where they are. Thanks for reading.

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  5. memadtwo says:

    The only solution. (K)

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  6. Wow, frightening! I’m glad the abuser was brought to prison. They should have kept him there longer. Well, at least it enabled the mom and the child to get out!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I’m glad they got away from him.

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  7. Alas, all too realistic. Including the release of violent abusers “in the morning”, to return and inflict harm on those whom they feel had victimized THEM. Glad your characters managed to escape. Too many don’t, and there is oft no one left to tell their stories.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Na’ama thanks for sharing your insights on the matter.

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  8. Good story. I didn’t read the other parts but this stood well on its own.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Dawn!

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  9. Sadje says:

    I like that he was hauled up and gave the mother and the child a way to escape.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Sadje. I was happy about it also.

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome Li.

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  10. Tannille says:

    I hope they break away for good. Domestic violence is a layered issue. A lot of the time te victim lacks finances and outside support. It’s tragic.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I hope so also, T.

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  11. Badfinger (Max) says:

    I hope they stay away and lost from him.

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  12. Sandra says:

    Just love that happy ending. Well done.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks much, Sandra.

      Like

  13. Hopefully, this is a happy ending and a 4th part doesn’t spoil things for them!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Keith you’re kind to suggest it needs a Part 4. I think I’ll let it keep its happy ending.

      Like

  14. poetisatinta says:

    Very realistic story 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, AJ.

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  15. A grim but expertly told tale, only too familiar sadly

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks much, Shrawl.

      Like

  16. plaridel says:

    it was about time they left him hopefully for good.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I hope so also, Plaridel. Many times they go back or the abuser searches for and stalks them. There is so much we don’t know about these individuals.

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  17. GHLearner says:

    I hope they don’t go back to that brute. “the righteous indignation of whiskey” is a great phrase.

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  18. Nobbinmaug says:

    Assuming this is the final chapter in the trilogy, you wrapped it up well. Arthur C. Clarke said, “No trilogy should have more than four books.” Nice job of answering the questions, landing that punch that saved the child’s life, and bringing us back to the cliffs from part one.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Nobbin, thank you for your thoughtful comment and welcomed feedback. I tried.

      Liked by 1 person

  19. Oh, wow. A lot of drama. Let’s hope there’s peace on the sea.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Brit, I sure hope so. I don’t think it could be any worse than what they left.

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  20. dorahak says:

    It’s gone on long enough! Glad that they’ve taken the step to freedom. Great storytelling, Lisa, as always!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Dora, agreeing wholeheartedly. Thank you much.

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  21. Bill says:

    Realty. Everybody hates it. Well done, Lisa.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Bill thanks much!

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  22. Laurie Bell says:

    And I hope far far away where they can be safe. What a monster.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Agree with you on both, Laurie. Thank you.

      Like

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