A Brief Family History

From Novels to Board Books

I was relaxed, nearly sleepy when he slammed into me. Maybe I should have sensed the excitement in the air.  First I felt the shock of the connection: my lip hitting an eye tooth, the swelling, and the salty, metallic taste of blood.

I heard myself shouting “Fuck” and then immediately regretting it.

My lip, now numb, continued to swell.

I looked at myself in the mirror and saw my Grandmother. She wasn’t a stranger to my Grandfather’s drunken rages. Before they even had children, she was disguising bruises and making excuses.

He even hit her at a wedding. Two friends pulled him off her, brought him outside, and “roughed him up a bit.” My Uncle, as I called him, told me about it after dinner one night. “The next morning, she put make-up on his face to cover the bruises.”

That detail made me incredibly sad. In my mind’s…

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About Mallik

I born in Good cultural place called India. My family is traditional family. We fallow all Indian traditions.

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