Horror Strange

Abandoned

By Sandra R. Campbell
Nov 8, 2018 · 2,732 words · 10 minutes


From the author: In this horror short, a young woman recounts the night her family was torn apart. Only her father’s way of dealing with the tragedy sets up events that are even more horrifying than you would dare to believe. Abandoned first appeared in Suspense Magazine and was later produced by Chilling Entertainment for the Simply Scary Network.


ABANDONED

By Sandra R. Campbell

In January 1985, my mother died in a car accident. Nobody’s fault, just an accident. I think that’s part of the reason my father couldn’t handle it – couldn’t handle me. There was no one to blame for her death.

Two horrible weeks later, my father crept through my doorway with a glass of wine in his hand to tell me I was no longer welcome. “Kate, you’re going to stay with Uncle Jay for a while.” His speech was slow and a little slurred.

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