Thirty-Eight episodes posted.
In July a new serial starts, Hands Off, which continues a series of stories exploring the challenges many face in school and at home: Torment focuses on the impact of bullying. Deception of Appearances deals with the dangers of superficial judgments. Hands Off explores the fine line between parental discipline and child abuse. Rose “Rocco” Rocatelli-Butcher has suffered a painful divorce. She and her husband, Jake Butcher, brutalized each other mentally and physically. Told from multiple viewpoints, the story describes Rose’s perception that her 13-year-old son Jake Jr. is a carbon copy of her ex, an obsession she can’t escape. Everything he does is passed off as unfavorable genetics. Her daughters, Madge (8) and Byrd (10), are clearly favorites, and she imagines she must protect them from Jake Jr. who is trying to destroy their family.