By Isaac Asimov
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Then his hand flashed at my face. I threw myself back into the dirt, lay still. He turned to Lucille, not noticing that I didn’t get up. He punched at her, laughing. She wrapped her hands around her head, curled over so her knees were up against her throat. ” he yelled. ” He turned to me. ” He kicked at me. I rocked into a ball, froze. ” He kicked me. I grunted, didn’t move. He turned to Lucille. ” Her teeth were chattering but she held herself still, wrapped up tighter than bacon slices. ” he shouted.
Once, way before Tommy died, I was pushed out on the steps while everyone stood listening to my Cousin Barbara. Her screams went up and down in the back of the house. Cousin Cora brought buckets of bloody rags out to be burned. The other cousins all ran off to catch the sparks or poke the fire with dogwood sticks. I waited on the porch making up words to the shouts around me. I did not understand what was happening. Some of the older cousins obviously did, their strange expressions broken by stranger laughs.
Banquets of the Black Widowers (The Black Widowers, Book 4) by Isaac Asimov