Excerpt from Chapter 9

Published November 2, 2016

Temptation to Sin | Adriana Parrinello

Excerpt from Chapter 9:

Tony’s Tale

Nobody knew of the abuse we all received at the hands of our father.
Nobody knew and it seemed as though nobody cared. Mother was rarely
home when we were and so if she gathered that something was not right,
she never let on. Father had all the control. He could do with us as he
pleased and none of us could do a thing about it.

I grew more sick with every passing day, knowing that Caterina was
being abused. When nightfall came, I would cringe when I heard him call
out for her. A few times, I hid her in my closet. When he came looking for
her and found her crying in the shadows, he not only beat her, but he beat
me, as well.