Crash and Burn
(Daddyâs Girls 0.5)
By Chelsea Camaron
Released Sept 28, 2013
Crash.....a crash ended it all and started it all. Dina Fowler is attending college with her long time best friend Maggie Lawson. Life is good and carefree. Until the crash that changed it all. Her freshman year ends with the loss of her parents in a car accident, spiraling Dina into a deep depression. Secluding herself as she picks up the pieces to her life, slowly she finds the only person she has left is Maggie.
Chance encounters sometimes make the most incredible moments, other times they crash and burn. A chance encounter brings Michael barreling into a lost and vulnerable Dina's life. Playing on every weakness she has, he weasels his way into her heart. Slow build up to the hell that was soon to become Dina's daily nightmare. Her parents are gone. She wants out but has no idea how to escape her new reality.
Can she find her way out? Or will she be lost completely burning in her own personal hell?
Excerpt 3 Dina
Hell. Hell is the place you are supposed to fear. Live your life in the right way so you donât burn in hell. What happens when your hell is lived daily on Earth?
Iâm in hell. Iâm worthless, Iâm broken, and I donât even know the woman staring back at me in the mirror. Things have only gotten worse with Michael. Other than going to class, I canât go anywhere; heâs my priority. Therefore, I should be home waiting on him and doing what he needs me to do. How did I get here? How do I escape? Maggie and I had the worst fight last night about Michael.
âWake the fuck up D. This isnât love. This is control, manipulation, and power. Love is patient, love is kindâ¦.you know, all that! Where is that with Michael? What you have with Michael is fear, Dina.â Maggie states.
âHe loves me in a way you canât understand. No one can.â I reply, thinking, I donât even understand it anymore.
âYouâre right, Dina. I donât understand, I canât understand. You donât hurt people you love.â
Her words are on continual repeat in my head. Battered. Broken. Discouraged. Lost. Alone. I will not be defeated. Somehow, I will come out of this. I will not crash and burn.