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He had punched her, cursed at her, hit her and always said it was her fault. She had done things at time that did provoke him. Did she really deserved being beaten in response?
He said he had to hit her. He told her she was so good fighting with words, his only defense was to be physically violent towards her. He justified hurting her time and again. He threaten to kill her and hide her body where no one would find it.
His family blamed her. They did not like it when she had him arrested. They encouraged him to divorce her because obviously she made him hit her. Even her mother backed up his abusive behavior suggesting her own daughter deserved to be hit. ("I would hit you, too" she said one day—and truthfully the abuse in her life had started at her mother's hand all those years ago.)
She left him. Since it was always her fault when he exploded, her absence should have resolved the problem, right?
Then there came the day Jeff Gordon won a Nascar Race...
He did not like Jeff Gordon. He thought he was a spoiled brat whose daddy had bought him everything. Like other Nascar fans, he did not like it when Jeff through a tantrum when things did not go his way. Unlike other fans, Jeff's win was totally unacceptable to him.
She was states away when she heard about what happened that day. It was most assuredly NOT her fault. When the driver he so disliked won the race that day, he responded by smashing his coffee cup in his kitchen sink with so much force it caused the kitchen clock to fall off the wall and break.
The broken clock just added to his ire and he grabbed a wooden cutting board and broke it against the counter-top. His wrath did not dissipate with that irrational action. His rampage continued until the room looked like a tornado had demolished everything. Only then did he stop.
This time, it was not her fault, now was it?
Written for "The Taboo Words Contest"
Taboo words: anger, cross, annoyed, furious, irritated, temper or any derivatives of these words
Word Count: 348 Words
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