Only A Boy by Shay

He was old beyond his years.

Categories: Original Fiction Characters: None
Genre: Angst
Pairing: None
Rating: G
Story Type: Drabble
Warning: None
Challenges: None
Series: Original Drabbles
Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes Word count: 101 Read: 2736 Published: May 22, 2012 Updated: May 22, 2012
Story Notes:

Disclaimer: The words belong to us all but the crafting is mine.
Note: Written for prompt #13: "Boy" on the fiction_drabbles community on Dreamwidth.

1. Only a Boy by Shay

Only a Boy by Shay


Poor thing; He can’t possibly understand what’s happening…

He hated when they said things like that. Did they really think he couldn’t recognize it for what it was?

How could he possibly comprehend the things he had witnessed? It wasn’t as if he actually understood his father’s vicious cruelty or scathing words. It wasn’t as if he’d seen the belt break her skin, heard the crack of her bones as his fist struck home, or his mother’s pleas as they faded from screams to whimpers and then to silence.

He couldn’t possibly understand.

After all, he was just a boy.

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