I picked up a menu and began to look at the various items trying to decide if I wanted to order breakfast or just go ahead and eat lunch. I looked up and turned to the side to see a rather nice looking woman standing before me. I looked in the direction that she was pointing but I did not recognize the man who was sitting, alone at the table.
The Fist and the Rose Source Introduction One of the most soul-wrenching dangers which can ruin a marriage occurs when the subtle erosion of love results in bullying and total control of one spouse by the other.
This process can be so gradual and insidious as to enmesh both parties in its vampiristic cycle, until it can be all but impossible for either to escape.
What happens when a victim has come to accept the sense of powerlessness to the extent of losing the ability to take the initiative when mental strength is most crucial? In truth, in a ghoulish way, persecution can be trendy. During one year it can fall upon impoverished schoolmates, while the next year it could target the academically gifted.
Rosemary wishes he would allow her just one morning to sleep on, but it isn't going to happen until everything is unpacked and the house is cleaned and tidy in accordance with his diktat. Serving him breakfast, two boiled eggs exactly 3 minutes, toast mid-browned, butter warmed, tea made with three spoonfuls in the pot with exactly one pint of boiling water.
She waits by the sink ready to pour his second cup of tea, but not until he has finished his first egg. She waits for his command; either: I want it to look bright in there. While I am gone, finish unpacking the crockery, put the empty boxes in the garden shed, but sweep it out first.
The weather will brighten up later, we can tidy the garden, get that hedge cut; see you later. She mutters tut-tut as the thought of him having a fatal car crash flashes through her mind. She hates this place, never wanted to move to an old house in a sleepy village, but had no-say in the matter.
She has no friends here, only a moronic bully to serve and obey. She unpacks the crockery and china stealing from each piece a happy memory from long ago.
Needing to move a potting-table, she notices a power-point on a wooden panel plus an electrical extension lead. She thinks aloud, "this is a convenient find", knowing that using her initiative and providing Moron with unexpected good news will please him. Trailing the extension lead to the front of the hedge and using an old chair from the shed she stands and hangs the extension lead and plug socket over a strong twig at the top of the hedge.
All is ready for trimming. She is in the bedroom getting changed when she hears the front door slam shut. For a moment she shivers with fear. A few minutes later she comes downstairs to the kitchen, and on the table is the gloss-paint and wall-paper.
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