We open with an introduction of Henry and Melvina, parents to:
Gabriel, Nicole, Stephanie, David and Kerri. Kerri is the voice of the story. She details the troubles of growing up in an abusive alcoholic family with a mentally disturbed Mother.
As David and Kerri play in the yard, Henry, often drunk, falls to sleep as Melvina engages one of their explosive arguments. Melvina, white, often laments marrying a black man.
And so, the fights ensue with the racial epithets flying. David, older and protective of Kerri, will pull her down the hall and hide in the bedroom, to listen while preparing for the worst.
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"Kerri's Curse" is a story of a family torn apart by a mother's internal battle with race and alcoholism.
"You know everything was fine with me and your father until I had you kids!"
"I should just kill all of you! He never wanted kids, 'cause you're all just little nigger's anyway!"