Who Controls You?

I’m a character. I’m not Jeff Mach. I’m just a character who sounds like him, and I’d like to talk about hating your parents.

Young people hate parents for a lot of reasons–perceived mismatches over wants and needs, hormonal fury, basic clashes between people who are close to each other.

But the protagonist of this story hates his parents because they lie a lot.

Do some of you know what that feels like?

I’m sorry, if so.

The Torah tells you to “honor” your mother and father. And I do appreciate having been born.

They might have tried not to make the rest of my life a misery, but…

I’m a writer. Misery is good comedy material.

So what the heck? Joe and Joan Mach are bad parents, but that’s in my past. I have words, friends, satisfying work, and love.

I’m fortunate, though. Do you have parents who treat you worse than shit?

Same, friend. Same.

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Jeff Mach is an author, playwright, event creator, and certified Villain. You can always pick up his bestselling first novel, "There and NEVER, EVER BACK AGAIN"—or, indeed, his increasingly large selection of other peculiar books. If you'd like to talk more to Jeff, or if you're simply a Monstrous Creature yourself, stop by @darklordjournal on Twitter, or The Dark Lord Journal on Facebook.