Authors: Alexis Riddley
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Copyright (c) 2016 by Alexis Riddley
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Published by: Alexis Riddley
Cover Design © by Jay Aheer
Editing by Paige Maroney Smith
Formatting by Lindsey Gray
This book contains scenes with strong adult content, situations and contains rape. This book is intended for mature audiences only.
For Angela…Synister finally got his time in the spotlight; because of you!
For Sarah…my sister from another mister!
- Every Story Has a Beginning, Even the Really Shitty Ones
Drowning Pool - Bodies
- We Had Fucking Made It, So Why Do I Feel Like Shit?
Fuel - Empty Spaces
Crobot - Nowhere to Hide
- Five Years, Four Months, and a Million Seconds Later
Artifas - Hold on Me
Letters from the Fire - Eleanor Rigby
– Oh No, He Didn’t!
Bullet for My Valentine - You Want a Battle? (Here’s a War)
- I’m Gonna Kill Him
Halestorm - Familiar Taste of Poison
Two Weeks Later and We Still Haven't Talked About “It”
Kaleo - No Good
Pop Evil - Ways to Get High
- Ice Cream, Oreos, and Thor Make Everything Better
Breaking Benjamin - Who Wants to Live Forever
- The “Almost” Marriage
Truett - Be Mine
- Glitter, Girls, and Decisions
In This Moment - Fighter
Shaman’s Harvest - Dirty Diana
- How Many Times Can One’s Life End?
Angels Fall - Drunk Enough
Corey Taylor - From Can to Can’t
- Pray…Just Pray
Ron Pope - Ain’t No Angel
Kaleo - Way Down We Go
Queensryche - Silent Lucidity
- And Then There Was Darkness
City and Colour - If I Should Go Before You
- Dreams Never Last, Memories Fade, Reality Blows
Plan Three - Everything Comes to an End
- Broken Wings and Beautiful Things
Broken Iris – Forevermore
– Healing, Sweat and Acid Rain
Avenged Sevenfold - Acid Rain
Sixx: A.M. – Smile
Scottie Chevelle - Lead Singer
Hendrix St. James - Lead Guitar
Zeke Trettin – Bass
Synister Smith – Drums
Oscar Mathus - Piano
Every Story Has a Beginning, Even the Really Shitty Ones
“Where are you, you little bastard?”
Goddammit, he was home. I grabbed my drumsticks off the floor, pulled them to my chest, and rolled under my bed. I was fifteen and had spent enough time around Vince, my mother’s current asshole father figure for Scottie and me, to know when to run and when to fight. As he screamed throughout the house, there was no way to miss the added hiss every time he said my name.
. As a shiver ran down my spine, I had never hated the sound of my name more than that moment. I closed my eyes and could see his ragged, worn face as clear as if he were standing in front of me. And I would have sworn as the final syllable of my name left his lips, a venomous tongue peeked out from between his lips and rattled at me like a python.
“You think ya can hide from me,
In the darkness under my bed, I lay as still as the dead, praying to anyone that I would remain hidden. Keeping my breathing shallow, I knew he couldn’t hear me, but that did not mean he wouldn’t find me. Judging by the tone and distance of his voice, he was still downstairs. Maybe the SOB would pass out. When a tiny, cold hand pressed against my back, I threatened to give away my position. I wanted to scream. Rolling my head to the right, I saw the material of my comforter shift. As it settled into place, Scottie moved in beside me. I placed my finger in front of my lips as neither of us dared to make a sound.