This is an excerpt from a novel I am currently working on. The novel is about two little girls who are kept in a house riddled with feces, very little food and drug parties at which the girls are repeatedly raped. The oldest one, Haven, feels a responsibility to protect Sage, the youngest, who is nonverbal. The only real words Sage knows are Haven’s name and the word “no.” Their chief tormentor is Moon Man, so called because he comes after the moon appears in the sky. Eventually, Haven creates a daring and dangerous plan that will either save the girls lives and end their abuse or kill them both. This chapter takes place right after one of the parties, where they are forcibly raped for hours on end.