The House on Sunset
By- Lindsay Fischer
Genre- Memoir/Women’s Fiction
Lindsay Fischer was once a high school English teacher with dreams stretching far outside the classroom. When her boyfriend of a year-and-a-half cheated on her, Lindsay found herself alone, looking online for a replacement. His name was Mike.
That’s where the nightmare started.
The House on Sunset is a memoir, a collection of reminiscences, scattering the ashes of two broken homes and putting them to rest. Each chapter offers a different glimpse inside the cycle of intimate partner violence, where honeymoon phases and traumas coexist.
Everyone could fall victim to abusers. This book bravely displays the reasons a quirky, twenty-something teacher would, and did.
“I couldn’t remember life before him, how inexplicable the memory lapse was didn’t matter. He was here now, unzipping my dress, as his thigh muscles tensed. My dress slipped off as fast as the loneliness I felt before him.
He lifted me from the mattress and placed me on top of him. I always noticed his strength when he picked me up, easily moving me where he wanted. My body tensed more and I let my legs slide over the edge of his hips. I pressed myself onto him and kissed him hard and deep, pushing him further into the bed as I regained my composure.
He wrapped his hands around my wrists and pulled me down again. I melted into him before I realized he was still wearing his clothes. We took turns undressing each other. Once we were both naked, I climbed back onto his lap.
The lights were still on. I could hear cars at the intersection of Battlefield and Campbell.
“Lots of little hiccups today,” I said, staring down at his face.
“Yeah, well, they happen,” he said. Mike grabbed my waist and pulled me forward then pushed back, rocking my body on his.
I remembered back to my drive home from work on Friday, how everything I wanted to happen did, and I never wanted to worry about making perfection again.
It was so easy with him. Wrapping myself around him and letting him move me around until I came. I was excited to continue this when he moved in to the house. We could have this every night.”
About the Author-
Lindsay Fischer graduated from Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Science in secondary education, English. An avid reader and learner, Lindsay took her passion for words into a classroom before starting a writing career. Life pulled her from the classroom, providing an opportunity to use her voice against domestic violence, blogging under the pseudonym, Sarafina Bianco, since 2009. You can find her words at survivorswillbeheard.com and speak directly to her when she hosts #domesticviolencechat on Twitter. Lindsay hopes to be an advocate for women, men and children who still live inside the nightmare of their abuse. She currently lives with her husband and three dogs, including Watson, in St. Louis, Missouri.
Author Site: survivorswillbeheard.com