FILL MY EYES shares none of the time honored "traditional family values"; therefore, the characters are dysfunctional and locked in their own cages of hatred, intolerance and hypocrisy. Caught in the middle of this frightening adult world is an insecure four year old boy, walking on glass due to his older brother/caregiver's struggle to overcome his own demons. The older brother has no point of view. The book is told in three first person accounts during a 24 hour period. The brothers remain nameless, they can be anyone we run across in our daily life. It is the interaction of the two brother's, the reader will learn the elder's true nature and all the unanswered questions come to light in the explosive climax. try, hypocrisy, intolerance are not qualities but human failings. FILL MY EYES set a half century ago, addresses these issues that are so prevalent in today's society. With many of our children today, they are not being properly monitored what they watch on television and the internet.
Fill My Eyes
And if I seem downhearted
Well it's--just my way
But keep this heart in mind
As I--just walk away
Terry D. Robertson
Prologue as an Epilogue
“WHAT PART OF THE WORD NO don’t you understand? The ‘nuh’ or the ‘oh’?” The young man said pointedly, but devoid of emotion.
“He’s mine!” She screamed hysterically, wavering from side to side. Then she held onto the mantel in mock composure.
“You have established that a hundred times this evening. Must we go over it again?” His face was still, a mask-like statue. “When you come here like this, you get filled with misguided sentimentality, trying to right a wrong over someone you committed too many years ago to correct—and it just isn’t going to work! Not now—it’s too late. Just look at what you’ve become? You are not even pitiful anymore—you’re pathetic!” He snarled at her. “And you don’t give a damn about anybody. You do what suits you and only yourself—period.”
He paced angrily around the room then stopped in front of her. “You come and go with precious little warning. These sloppy visits have taken me to the point where I just can’t think straight—and I am sick of it!” He ran his fingers through his hair, in what appeared a motion to enable to help him think clearly. Then he turned to her. “You know I can’t even trust myself.” He continued. “I—I have to back away from him. I don’t dare get too close when it’s like this because of what I might say or do.” He rubbed his forearm. “And whether you want to hear it not—you’re responsible! So why don’t you just leave the damn check on the coffee table—as you always do—and just leave!”
She hastily scribbled and wadded the check and then threw it at him. He did not flinch. He picked it up off the floor and sat.
He remained seated as the front door slammed behind her. “Bitch—you’re always under foot and I’m always under your thumb.” He muttered. “And it ends tomorrow night.”
After stubbing out his cigarette, he released a tensed hiss of air through his nostrils. He then looked to the stairway.
He rose suddenly and ran up them.
The little boy was huddled in a dark corner near the entrance, crying softly.
He grasped his hands tightly around the boy’s small shoulders, encircling them, and shook him. “What have I told you!” The boy flinched. “Do you listen? Do you ever listen?”
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Friend, What you have written really wets the appetite for more! This
is going to be a great book. Mystery, excitement, children all set in a
very short period. A lesson should be learned by all after reading what
this book has to offer all of us, to lead a better life and learn what
happens if you don t. You will definitely get a lot out of reading this
book and I can t wait to see the conclusion. Thanks for sharing the
insight to what we might expect.
Good luck and I know that you will be successful in not only this book, but also the other ones to come.
Take care friend, Linda T.