By Julia Press Simmons
Begonia's carefree international has been became the other way up. pressured to develop into the top of her loved ones she has to alternate her paintbrush in for a switchblade, and her love of paintings right into a love affair with the hood. mendacity, stealing, and turning methods, Begonia will do any and every thing she will to guard her sisters from the ugliness of the realm. although, it is just not enough... whilst her more youthful sister Violet, wanting to get away the hell her existence has develop into is seduced by way of an up and coming nook boy, and their child sister Daisy is riddled with sickness that may be deadly if now not cared for, Begonia is stuck among the challenging knocks of the streets and the nightmare of her domestic lifestyles. From the severely acclaimed writer of Strawberry Mansion comes the story of Begonia Brown. Raised within the unforgiving streets of North Philadelphia, Begonia Brown is absolutely a fabricated from her setting, younger, ruthless, and criminally minded.
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Kelly the money. ” Ms. Kelly sucked her teeth, snatched the money from Kyle, and rung up the check. She leaned over the counter and tapped Violet on the shoulder. ” Violet pulled away from Kyle and shouldered her bag. She started for the door but Kyle grabbed her hand. Ms. Kelly handed Kyle his change. ” “It’s like that, Ms. ” Ms. Kelly laid his change down on the table. ” She looked down at his grip on Violet’s arm. “You need to let that little girl go on up to school. You are way too old to be fooling around with her anyway.
Kyle was sitting in the back booth. He stood up when he spotted Violet. Oh my God. Violet wanted to turn on her heels and run back into the bathroom, but her feet wouldn’t move. Kyle walked over to Violet. “You all right, shawty? Violet nodded slightly. She picked up her book bag and walked over to the counter to pay her tab. She dug in her pocket pulled out the crumpled twenty and tried to hand it to Ms. Kisha. Kyle grabbed her arm. “Aw, hell naw, shawty. Hold up. ” He pulled a fat knot of twenty dollar bills from his pocket.
Doreen raised her hand to her face and cradled her cheek in disbelief. Her eyes were wide and full of fear. The shock of the blow burned away some of her high. She took a deep breath as her eyes filled with tears. “Begonia, I swear I didn’t touch--” Begonia raised her hand to strike her again, but Dave caught her wrist and twisted it behind her back. She rammed her elbow into his stomach then swung around to punch him square in his jaw. Dave grunted and fell back against the wall. His bloodshot eyes registered shock and alarm.
Begonia Brown: A Philadelphia Story by Julia Press Simmons