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Sisters Under the Skin

by Lori Helm

Anna knelt in her ‘secret place’. It was dark. The only
light came in through a crack in the wall. When her
family had moved into this house a year ago she had found
this small cubby-hole behind a secret panel in her
closet. She had covered the entrance with some clothes
and hadn’t told anyone about it. Whenever she wanted to
be alone, she could come here and nobody could find her.

Tonight she knelt, naked, in her secret place, so she
could ‘pet’ herself. She didn’t know why it felt so good
when she rubbed herself, but she knew she didn’t want her
parents to know. She was sure her mother would tell her
it wasn’t right’. She had overheard her sister getting
lectured about it a few years ago, and now she knew why
her sister did it.

Ana’s sister Barbie was 15 to Ana’s, 11. Through the
crack in the wall she could see into her sister’s room.
She knew that Barbie still petted herself, even after she
was told not to. Now Ana watched through the crack to see
if her sister would do it again tonight. Barbie lay in
bed, still, but not asleep. Ana was about to give up on
her when Barbie sat up in bed suddenly, then went to the
window. Ana couldn’t see the window clearly, but when
Barbie came back into sight, she had a boy with her. It
was Alan Thompson. Ana thought Barbie had stopped going
out with him because their mother didn’t like him.… Read the rest