I've never been abused. I have no idea what this looks like. And in order for the protagonist who is also the narrator to describe the process, I have to know what such things look like.
I was told I needed a photo from a textbook such as a paramedic trainee would use, and was told a friend of a friend would provide...but that foaf hasn't come forth with what I need, despite repeated prodding about it.
It doesn't matter what the abuser used on the victim; it's preferable if it was something like a belt or a stick of some sort, just given the situation, but we can make any choice of a weapon work. What does matter is that the beating itself was severe enough to cause multiple wounds, be they shallow or otherwise. All I ask is that it's bleeding.
Does anyone know where to find this kind of picture, or has such a textbook? Googling yields me lots of abuse advocacy sites, and really...why would you want that sort of thing floating around the Internet anyway? I've been stuck for about a month now, and could really use the help...
Thanks a lot for any help you can give.