TITLE: FRACTURED SPIRIT
GENRE: YA Romantic Suspense
Sixteen-year-old Sierra Callahan's stalker, Kyle Williams, goes missing. Kyle's parents blame Sierra and have been following and harassing her. Sierra confronts them:
"Stay away from me." I said.
"Not until you tell us what happened to our son."
"Your son had a mental illness and you were too embarrassed to get him help. Instead you intimidated and tormented people. If that didn't work you bribed them to cover up all his crimes."
"My son is a good man." said Mrs. Williams.
"Your son is a monster. Nice parenting there."
"You B****!" Mrs. Williams shouted and lunged for me. Her husband grabbed her arm and held her back.
"Please, Sierra, if you know where he is just tell us and we'll leave you alone." said Mr. Williams.
"Kyle stalks and attacks high school girls. You should check other schools in the area. He needs locked up in a cage."
"He's innocent. All you girls are liars." said Mrs. Williams.
"What we are are his victims. That's what the five of us are. For the rest of our lives we're linked by your son's actions. You have no idea what it's like for me to close my eyes at night and just for a moment I can almost feel his hands on me! The smell of Irish Spring makes me sick to my stomach."
"You little slut. You were asking for it. Just like the others."
"I was a virgin. I had planned to stay that way until my wedding night. Like my parents wanted. Lke my church teaches. I hope the parents of his next victim and there will be another one, put a bullet in his skull."
Mrs. Williams broke free of her husband's grasp. I did nothing as she slapped me across the face.
"Thank you." I lifted my hand and rubbed my cheek. "Now, maybe you and your son can have matching prison jump suits."
Offcer Martinez rushed up. "What is going on here?"
"This woman assaulted me." I said pointing at her. "I want her arrested for assault."
"I never touched her. She's a liar. She led about my son and she's lying now."
"So, then I guess that security camera over there should support your claim." Officer Martinez said.
"What camera?" Mrs. Williams swiveled her head back and forth.
I looked straight ahead and smiled. If only it could be so easy to catch her son.