victimology (i)

I was 19 when it happened. My mother and sister were held hostage by a junkie with a bad haircut.

That was the worst of it. But it wasn’t the first of it.

It was all very Cape Fear. A family affair that lasted several years. Between Rich – That’s what I’ll call him – and ourselves.

T tells me not to talk about it. Definitely don’t blog about it. “He might read it. And I don’t want to get that started, darling.”

He wont read it. Other people might. And they might not like it. But it’s out there. It’s been in the public domain for years.

So, like I said, it was all very Cape Fear. Except The Old Man didn’t scare. Not even when he had a gun leveled at his head. He never gave an inch in his whole, hard life. Not even to the people he cared for. When the sometimes-vagrant pointed the pistol at him, he wrestled it away and whipped him with it.

We all watched through the living room window. I still remember the look on my mother’s face. A little shock. A whole lot of disbelief. But The Old Man could care less. When he got over being mad, he was over it.

Rich wasn’t. He came back. More than once.

More Later…..

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  • Lotta
    Jun 27, 2006 at 13:30

    So when does your book come out?

  • Lynn
    Jun 27, 2006 at 17:13

    Your stories are out of this world. I am not sure what’s worse; being a junkie, or having a bad hair cut. Can’t wait to read who saves the day. My vote is for Pa.

  • vina
    Jun 28, 2006 at 9:25

    that must have been a horrible experience! i can almost hear the cape fear scoring in the background.

  • kim
    Jun 28, 2006 at 12:36

    Can’t wait for the next part, I think. I love your writing.

  • Fitzgerald
    Jun 28, 2006 at 17:37

    Buffy, do you have a book coming out?

  • continuitygirl
    Jun 28, 2006 at 20:57

    I misread the opening sentence and thought the story was about having a bad hair day and not wanting to leave the flat!

  • LisaBinDaCity
    Jun 29, 2006 at 12:59

    That old man had a serious set of cojones. Wow!

    Oh and I’m baaaaaaaaaaack 😉

  • Stephanie
    Jun 29, 2006 at 14:54

    I think mom could have taken him! 🙂 I can’t wait to read your book!

  • Mallorie
    Jun 29, 2006 at 17:01

    BUFFY…I want to read the book……PLEEEEEEAASE!

  • amrapajalic
    Jul 1, 2006 at 13:10

    I’m sitting on the edge of my seat. More, more give me more.

  • mamakraft
    Jul 2, 2006 at 1:03

    ok, so for real – do you have a book coming out? Because I really, really want to read it if you do!

  • Rachel
    Jul 4, 2006 at 2:53

    Love your writing. You have great talent and bring the stories to life. Thanks for your comment on my blog.

    Now I must get back to reading some more of your interesting stories………..

  • bj
    Jul 9, 2006 at 5:39

    Great writing, U make it sound so real!!!!!!!!!!!!