Meet Abby...


A VIGNETTE FROM 'ABBY' IN THE LIES WE LIVE


“Well, he’s good at manipulating conversations, getting people to say what he wants to hear.  It’s incredibly difficult to just have a regular conversation with him.  Always has been.  I think the only reason I thought I’d been close with him up to that point was because I’d managed to not get on his bad side.  I was apparently wrong about us being close, though.”
     This sounded worrisome.  Steph studied Abby’s eyes as she asked, “What did your dad do?”
     “Truth be told, I can’t remember the details.  All I know is the outcome, so whatever was said can’t have been good.  I was still numb from what my brother had said, and I was shaken up from being yelled at for a solid hour by my mother.  By the time Dad started talking, I was way past just wanting it to all be over with.  I wanted to curl up in a little ball and just sleep for days.  Honestly, I felt like if I died in my sleep, that would’ve been okay.  Knowing how my dad is, I think I probably just agreed to whatever he said, whatever he asked.  I can’t remember much, but I can imagine…”


MEET ABBY AND OTHERS IN 'THE LIES WE LIVE'

Kiersten Hall