Mother's Got a Whip
by Rob Same
Published: March 31, 2011.
A child is being beaten. Robin's elders call them exorcisms. Demons possess him. The droning prayers assault his ears, the savage rage of his ancient father open wounds across his flesh; and when his mother wields the whip: She scores his twisting body and soul like no other.
They see the Devil in him. But Robin suspects that they are mad. And that he soon will be like them.