Friday, March 25, 2011

autobiographical


note: I didn't use her real name for this.

12 comments:

toomanycookies said...

What a sweet and sad story.

FrankandMary said...

Ok. I'm crying.

And sometimes you make me think of Boris Zvorykin. He didn't really think he was so great, but he was...kinda like you. ~Mary

Anonymous said...

I hope Mindy found Happily-Ever-After doing something she loves, surrounded by people who love her. -Cin

mrs. miss alaineus said...

i'm crying too. there are many more mindy's out there. not all of them are as lucky as i am. thank you for helping your mindy. everybody needs to have the right to tell their story.

xxalainaxx

Malagutigrrl said...

Ohhhh... I have a really bad feeling about what happened to Mindy....

Rob said...

That's heartbreaking Toon-I think we all have stories like that in our pasts that we regret. I hope she grew up and live dhappily ever after!

Vickie said...

I just want to hug that poor girl. Children should never have to live in such pain.

Lea Ann said...

ohmygosh! I'm going to pretend there's a happy ending and hope someone eventually helped her. This makes me very sad.

Debra said...

sometimes when i am watching CSI or Criminal Minds, I think "omg, how horrible, how absolutely horrible" and I know that if I knew these folks, I wouldn't be able to wrap my mind around these things. the school i graduated from when i was eighteen had lots of students who lived rough and whose lives were absolutely not a picnic in any way. and i was one of them.

Chris said...

Seriously sad.

almost 50 but not quite said...

you may have given her the best gift she ever got at that age. and hope. you gave her hope. dammit, i wish you would do a book so i could say "i know that guy."

Big Mark 243 said...

I am glad to see I am not the only one this story brought tears to their eyes. I am listening to a story that is sad and it is related to Mindy in that you have a person in a circumstance and the powers that be are abusives. The people can't find any relief and things get worse and worse.

In hindsight you do understand how your effort brought a spark of light to the life of a person who at the time was living in a dark place. What it meant to them in the long term and big picture might have been one of those turning points in the life of a person, who knows..?

I hope you felt better about Mindy once you illustrated her story. That was huge.