An Altered Reality

April 19, 2011
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All I could do was watch sinking into my chair as if I were made of jello. My father is screaming at the top of his lungs, his face bright red, nothing but profanity. My mother covers her terrified turquoise eyes. It was as if I could smell the tension filling the air. Punches are thrown. My mother puts her hands up. After the first hit to the head the victim was in a violent haze. Round and round goes the room. A bloody mess. A bloody mess. Struggling to survive the victim falls on conscious. The referee walks over holds up the man’s hand as he announces the new heavy weight champion of the world.

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Ashley F. said...
Apr. 22, 2011 at 9:13 pm
the whole point of the article is for the reader to be mislead thinking that the child is watching the mother get beat, but in reality the family is watching the boxing match.
lover of knowledge said...
Apr. 22, 2011 at 9:26 am
I agree with writingAngel20 I got sort of cunfused
WritingAngel20 said...
Apr. 21, 2011 at 6:47 pm
It's good, and sad but is it the narrartor watching her father abuse her mother? Or the narrator watching a boxing match?
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