“This child has never, ever had a stable lap on which to cuddle and fall asleep. Too much of her life has been lapless ; too many times she was locked in a room or ignored or even beaten. She had nobody. I picture her cowering , shivering, on a bed or chair or on the floor in a corner. And the times she did have warm, inviting laps in which to rest? Those were only temporary , and she knew it. As she said herself, whenever she was bad, people sent her back. As if she were merchandise. I look down at her innocence and seethe. She’s a kid, not a sweater you can get rid of when it snags.”
From (Kindle Locations 2757-2762 Inkwater Press 2014) of My Life in a Nutshell: A Novel.
Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
- Grab your current read
- Open to a random page
- Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
- BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
- Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!