chapter  1
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REALIZATION: KNOWING AND FEELING WHAT HAPPENED TO ME

Darkness, time-no memory. New home, new father, new sibling, a chance to be loved and accepted.

Hope and promise. An exciting happy day to begin life. I am eight. I step out of the classroom. My sister is screaming. She runs frantically

past me to the principal's office. I follow terrified . Of what? 1 don't know. Everyone is upset: teachers , Mommy. my stepdad. The police are called. OUf birth father has come to take her. Later no one talks about it. He must be very bad. He didn't want me .. .1 am nine.