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November 21, 2011

The appeal lost, there was nothing to do but serve out his sentence. He cut his hair in an approximation of the other kidsí 1950s era crew cuts and tried to keep a low profile. This worked better at school than it did at home, where he was now the only target for his stepfatherís tempers and tirades. He tried to stay out of the way as much as possible, becoming the invisible boy. Sometimes it worked, sometimes it didnít. He counted the days until he was old enough to leave for good. There were too many. †