Three Minus Two

A Short Story

I’m only fifteen, momma is gone forever. Why did daddy have to take her from me? Didn’t he know he was leaving me all alone? He didn’t love us like he was supposed to. He didn’t protect us like he said he would when momma found out she was having a baby girl. Where am I to go? It’s so cold out here.

I left before the police got there. I hid behind a tree, watching from across the street. The coroners carried momma out in a black body bag and police dragged daddy out in hand cuffs. He glanced over at the tree I was standing behind and spotted me. Tears ran down my face and I shook my head telling him no, not to tell them where I was. He let out a smirk in a guilty way and put his head down as the police escorted him into the back seat of the patrol car. This was it, my journey to a life that I had to figure out on my own, no one to show me, no one to love me, no one to help me. Lost and alone wandering the streets with only the clothes I had on. No money for food, clothes, or shelter. Why had daddy done this? I don’t think he loved me. Well how could he if he couldn’t love himself?

A park was nearby that was my only option for shelter at the time. I wasn’t going to find anywhere to stay for the night. I walked over to a metal bench that seated itself in the center of the park right bellow a Modesto Ash Tree. I laid my head to rest on my arms as I lay faced up looking at the black sky. I wished upon the sparkling diamond shaped stars so bright, that when I would wake up I would be cozy in my bed and be woken up by the smell of momma’s fresh French Roast Coffee Beans percolating. I closed my eyes and fell into sleep, with the hope of this all being a nightmare.

The sun light was blazing down like if I had a personal sun ray. When I opened my eyes I saw myself lying there starring at the sky. I must have gone into a deep sleep and never came out of the nightmare I was living. It was true what I had dreamt, it was my reality. Daddy not only took momma’s life but mine as well. I had not noticed that I was bleeding. Daddy had driven a knife into me several times and took my life as well. I didn’t die instantly like momma did I was able to make it far away from where it had occurred. I just hope one day he can forgive himself for the sin he has committed. I was not left alone I was now joining momma, were the beautiful angels fly. This was the end of our road. We are just a memory of what was a blurry picture of three minus two.


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Cardisa 5 years ago from Jamaica

Bella girl, you are one talented writer. I love your little stories. It was a very good read, I like the twist at the end. I was not expecting it.


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bellawritter23 5 years ago from California Author

Car, I am happy you enjoyed it as much as I enjoyed writing it thanks for being the first to post on it....

bella


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SubRon7 5 years ago from eastern North Dakota

Bella, this is the most moving piece of yours that I have ever read, and I totally agree with my friend Cardisa, with all she said. A very good job, my friend.


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

Well done, Bella.


JJ (Dreaming Casually) 5 years ago

this was a sad but very believeable story. I dated a friend of my brothers many many years ago who sadly ended up killing his baby's mama. I dumped him after going out with him for about a month because he showed me his violent side, plus some of the homeboys in the neighborhood told me he was dangerous. Well he went back to his ex and I got with my oldest son's father, and they had a daughter together and I had my son with my boyfriend. Sadly before the little girl was even a year old he murdered his girlfriend while the baby was in her arms. All because he "THOUGHT" she was seeing someone else. His trial played out on TV ( Law and Order Crime and Punishment ) so sad. And now he is doing life without the possibility of parole and she is dead, leaving their daughter who is just a few months older than my son all alone. I feel for the poor little girl. So sad.


JJ 5 years ago

btw- he stabbed his girlfriend to death too. thankfully this little baby survived without a mark. But your story is even more sad since the girl died too. Good story by the way.....it hit home.


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always exploring 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

Wow Bella, GREAT story with a surprising end. Well done!!


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bellawritter23 5 years ago from California Author

Sub, Thank you they are a bit dark and sad but they come to mind and I ask the man above why must I write like this and I get no answer maybe somewhere this will help someone or can relate. Thanks again

bella


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bellawritter23 5 years ago from California Author

Will, Thank you it was short but had a lot of depth in it.

bella


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bellawritter23 5 years ago from California Author

J, This story you tell is very sad as well and I cannot bare to think that a child was left behind to grow with either parent because of evil insecurities. Thanks for stopping by and its great to see you on HP!! :) love ya girly....

bella


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bellawritter23 5 years ago from California Author

Always, Thank you for reading a bit of a twist at the end thank God it was only a story and Fiction!!

Bella


JadedLove 5 years ago

Fiction this may be, but I always feel that you were right in the middle of it. Beautifully done.

Johnny Love


fashion 5 years ago

wonderful short story.Well written.

Well done


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Sharyn's Slant 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

Hi Bella,

This was quite intriguing! I really enjoy your short stories!

Sharyn


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

Hi Bella, I am with Cardisa and AE, excellent story and a great unsuspecting ending, thank you for sharing.


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bellawritter23 5 years ago from California Author

Johnny, Hello there Sir, I haven't seen ya around lately but then again I have just been posting and not reading bad me to slaps to the back of my hands :( I know horrible. Well thanks for stopping by and paying me a visit that I terribly missed. :)

bella


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bellawritter23 5 years ago from California Author

Fashion, Thank you for stopping by I appreciate the feed back it is welcomed from the bottom of my lil heart....

:)

bella


JadedLove 5 years ago

I will say I know the feeling. It is hard for me to read at times because I feel what I read, and believe me when I say, I feel enough as it is. I always enjoy your words. I may vanish for a bit, but I will come back.


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana

loved it! hubpages isnt notifying me anymore when people write new hubs so i have to go look for them. Glad i didnt miss this.


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bellawritter23 5 years ago from California Author

Johnny, Thank you Sir. I appreciate it. I have to do some reading myself work doesn't permit me to read I just come in and post and log out grrrrr....

Nikki, Thanks I know they are not they are changing it alot it is weird I dont like it but oh well it is what it is right?? lol

bella


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana

yea me either. Im missing too many hubs!


JadedLove 5 years ago

The honest truth for me is this, when I came back to this site, a friend set it up, so I don't even know the email for my page. I guess if I wasn't so lazy, I could do something about it. argggggg! okay. I am off to correct it.


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marcoujor 5 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

bella!

I found you (but not in a stalking way ...) through JadedLove who started following me... oh la la... more of you to appreciate! Yeah, mar!


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bellawritter23 5 years ago from California Author

Mar, Hello Sweet Lady> I am happy you found me and now I can follow you as well :) Woo Hoo.


september girl 5 years ago

You sure know how to draw in your readers, bellawritter23. Very well done story. Made you feel as if you were really there with the young girl in the situation. I felt as if I was sitting there with her on the bench, as she suffered through her pain and death. Although it is fiction, it is quite believable.


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celeBritys4africA 5 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

I like to read your little stories. I am one of your newest followers.


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bellawritter23 5 years ago from California Author

CeleBrity, thank you for stopping by it is greatly appreciated and thanks for the follow I will definately be by to check out some of your work as well

Ty

bella


ScRuTTy 5 years ago

wow... brilliant story bella, i read that so fast, the ending was spot on. well done :)


5 years ago

Title very expressive. Just goes to show the horrors of domestic violence.


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bellawritter23 5 years ago from California Author

Scrutty, Thank you very much.

F., It happens all the time really it does.

bella


5 years ago

I know it's so widespread, but men who do it shouldn't be able to get away with being called Christians.


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bellawritter23 5 years ago from California Author

Oh F., you have taken this to my level of talk. I know one human that claims he is christian and was the complete opposite I call it Hypocrisy. It is truly sad and it bothers me a lot.


5 years ago

Christian means Christ-like. So: the record of Scripture and especially the Gospels is where we need to go to figure what real Christ-likeness is. Would be good if more husbands read it up and followed it by the grace of God.

Blessings.


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bellawritter23 5 years ago from California Author

Exactly Thanks again you are helping me through this day it is one hard day for me just looking forward to church at 7pm today I know it will help me tremendously.

ty

bella


5 years ago

YW. Have an encouraging time around the Scriptures among local Christians this evening. Blessings.


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bellawritter23 5 years ago from California Author

Thank you I couldn't make it my health called so I will be sure to try the attempt on Sunday. But I know the step is coming. ;)

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