Erika’s own father had never been in the picture. She knew that Annabelle had looked down on her with a sort of pitying wonder until, when Annabelle turned eleven, her father walked out. Walked out, literally, got out of the car on the way back from a family vacation up north, and told Annabelle’s mother to drive on.
Erika had never forgiven Annabelle for her part in it. David had promised Annabelle that they would have lots of time together when he was free of the boredom that was her mother.
Annabelle helped him keep his affair a secret.
Six Sentence Sunday excerpts from Erika and the Vampire continue in the month of July. Look for more discussion and reviews of the New Vampire Story (the vampire genre post-Twilight).