I know that visual representations are very helpful when telling a story. So when I was doing personal research on paranormal phenomenom at a local lake, I began having minor flashbacks. Because the lake in question, Lake Fort Phantom, along with being the site of countless paranormal experiences and unexplained phenomenon and being featured in Texas ghost story books...is also the site of my childhood abuse. The parts of my story where my dad and his friends played "human vollyball" with me, where I stepped on a glass bottle and cut my toe, where my dad hit me with a beer bottle....all took place at Lake Fort Phandom. I looked up the lake on Google Maps while doing my research, hoping to locate all the areas mentioned in all the paranormal stories. But when I started looking at the lake, the flashbacks started coming back. So I thought I would take a screenshot and point out where all the different abuse stories happened at, to better understand my story.
1) The road (and direction) we would take to get to the lake.
2) The main entrance to the lake.
3) Where my dad and his friends would play human vollyball.
4) Where I cut my toe.
5) Where my dad hit me with the beer bottle.
6) (I'll get into that in a future Entry)