Pungo Creek

Pungo Creek

2.6K Reads 28 Votes 1 Part Story
Brenda Mantz By thebrendamantz Completed

Following the murder of her father, 9 year old Clara finds herself on Pungo Creek in an old house shared with her Great Aunt Sarah, her mother Rose and her younger sister Ivy. Rose sinks into alcoholism and is unable to shield her daughters from the volatile tempers, destructive behavior, incest and bleakness that have permeated the lives of the women of Pungo Creek for generations. Their grandmother silently endured her husband's rage. Her Uncle Benjamin molested his sister Pearl. When her cousin Kate is raped and murdered by her own brother - the same person who is assaulting Clara - the defenseless girl, having no refuge and no protector, makes a horrific choice.

GossipwithaK GossipwithaK Sep 21, 2014
I'm a North Carolinian and grew up in a small rural community and this story reminds me a little of my grandma and her mother before her and so forth.................. It made me cry and cry, it was a wonderful story though
Epic_Et Epic_Et Jul 14, 2014
this book is just beautiful, it should have so many more votes. Such an amazing story.
koala_burr koala_burr May 06, 2013
hi! im not sure if this is the real author (i doubt it that someone would post a published story worth 15$ online for free) but the story is really awesome.. i cried a lot of times.. and i still am. thanks for sharing anyway..
sumaiya14 sumaiya14 Dec 16, 2012
I cried while reading this books. It's so heartbreaking. This sasa really good book.
thebrendamantz thebrendamantz Dec 07, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to read and comment.  I appreciate the encouragement more than you know.
DamnedForLife DamnedForLife Dec 06, 2012
I cried reading this T^T this is a beautiful piece of work...a lovely heartbreaking story