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Practical English Essay

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It was a hot summer day in late August. From a distance, mirages of water painted the horizon from the heat of the black concrete road. the farmers fields glowed bright green with tall stalks of corn lined perfectly on both sides of the road. Beyond the field in the distance, vultures circled above a house I had once lived and a house that imprisoned my soul. One of the most vile people I had ever met still calls that house a home. My father takes residency and has spent his whole life there. Causing misery to any soul that decides to make their way to his doorstep. I feel empathy to this day for anyone who has to be in his presence. he's a monster that I wished didn't exist and the main ...view middle of the document...

These items were definitely not something my mother would send me. I came up with the conclusion that they were my step mothers. While being super disappointed I put the box cutter back where it came from and grabbed some box tape from the shelf above the toolbox. I closed up the flap of the box and taped the box back as well as I could. there were several tears of the cardboard where the original tape had ripped the cardboard apart. I didn't think this mattered so I placed the package back where it came from and decided I needed to take a shower.

After 15 minutes of a warm and relaxing shower, I'm drying off and I hear a loud banging at the bathroom door. there were also muffled yelling from what I could make out was my father. i had a loud fan going so making out the words were impossible. I yelled "I can't hear what you are saying, I'll be out here in a second. I just need to put on some clothes" the banging stopped and I got dressed. I opened the door of the bathroom, turned around the corner and started to ask "what was going on" before I could get one syllable out of my mouth I felt a sharp painful blow to the left side of my jaw. the blow was so hard that I was rendered unconscious for a moment. I came to on the floor with one hand around the collar of my neck and a fist consistently hitting my face. Blood had started to cover the fist that was punching me. I couldn't make out who was causing me this pain due to the constant blows close to my eye socket. there was a moment they stopped to take a breath maybe? to admire what they had done? I will never know but in that moment my eyes focused and from the blurry vision I saw my fathers face. he hit me one last time and said "that is for opening someones package that isn't yours" he grabbed me by one of my legs and dragged me to my bedroom, picked me up and threw me against the legs of my bed. He slammed the door and left me there. I had no energy to move to the bed so I decided it was best for me to just lay down and sleep where I was. I closed my eyes and drifted off.

After a few hours of sleep I hear my bedroom door swing open, it's my step mother who I feel is just as evil as my father, she says " you have school in an hour and I can't let you go unless I clean up your face." I didn't speak, I was far too angry. I knew it was to keep my dad out of trouble. she started cleaning...

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