I Had a Black Eye

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    Many Black Eyes....

    Growing up I always had bruises and black eyes. It was hella bad.  My father had a way of expressing himself with using his fist. No matter what I did or said, or what I didn’t do or say it seemed that I always got his fist for something or another. My father didn...
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    1 Response May 22, 2009

    It's Not Funny

    Don't laugh at me, cause this sooo is not a reflection of who I actually am. Anyway... In about fourth grade, I was naive with a capital NAI. I was curious about my surroundings though, which can be a good thing - or a bad thing. In the case of this story, it was kind of bad...
    mixedview mixedview
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 4, 2007

    I Thought I Punched Myself

    ok...when i was a sophomore in high school i woke up one day with goo in eyes and it was real itchy. i go to the mirror and i see that my eye is purple. i run to my mom and my aunt, who think i punched myself in the face in my sleep. ive never had one of those black eyes but im...
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    Dec 5, 2008

    My Story

    okay so i dont want to sound stupid and please dont judge but here's my story: im 15 years old when i was 14 i started hanging round with the wrong group of friends and started getting involved in drugs/alcohol, im not gonna lie at the time it made me feel important and i just...
    deadbydawn deadbydawn
    13-15, F
    2 Responses Nov 17, 2012

    Plenty of Black Eyes and No...

    Plenty of black eyes and nose broke 3 x's by my ex. He was a fantastic guy (she says sarcastically). It started off with little shoves, the "eye", slaps, etc - NEVER his fault!! I did this, or I did that to make him angry enough to _______________. (fill in...
    FeelingCrazy FeelingCrazy
    Jun 24, 2008

    A Few Actually

    I've had several black eyes in my life.  Some were accidents, some weren't.  And, for the record, never looked like the painted on one in the logo for this group.
    darlene darlene
    41-45, F
    1 Response May 1, 2008

    Not 'a' Black Eye But Many....

    it was all a part of growing up and standing your ground.  Last one was a few years ago and (i probably should'nt tell you this) self inflicted.  My segmentata armor was still new, but the straps were just starting to really loosen up.  I threw a javelin and the...
    thatweirdromanguy thatweirdromanguy
    46-50, M
    Dec 4, 2007

    Several Shiners. Was Always The Smaller Person, You Know....Or Wrong Place, Wrong Time

    I recall being at summer camp in the Mountains for a month or so...... I was 6 or 7. I was in my cabin and some words were said bunk to bunk, and the next thing I knew, a chrome metal flashlight had struck me in the eye. There was no warning. Everyone asked about my shiner. I...
    BruisedOrbital BruisedOrbital
    56-60, M
    2 Responses Nov 7, 2013

    Black Eye

    it was sat. morning and i woke up to a bang on my door. and it so happens my mother was en raged that she found a bud-pipe in my car. i was more upset @ the fact that she went inside my car with out my knowelege but than again thats moms. i cant get mad @ her. but instead she had...
    pointsheels2daskii pointsheels2daskii
    Sep 4, 2012

    Concrete Pool

    When I was younger I took swimming classes. You can see where this is going to. I can already hear the teeth clamping together. Well, the team was in the water and we were playing around. One of the kids said, " I bet you can't get me". So he went under the water and...
    Intel Intel
    36-40, M
    Nov 17, 2008


    Black eye , cuncussion the whole deal. I was 16/17 somewhere in there a time i never want to relive.
    redheadsrule redheadsrule
    36-40, F
    8 Responses Dec 4, 2007

    A Bit Ashamed

    this place is for complete and utter honesty right? well, i've never told anybody this other than my counselor, but i've had 2 black eyes in my life and both times i gave them to myself. i have great stories of how i got them but i won't waste my time bullshitting you guys...
    scooper scooper
    26-30, F
    1 Response Nov 22, 2008

    Funniest Lesson I Learned...

    So I'm usually not the kind of person to show off. But I was a kid..lolMe and my friend were going for a bike ride through the subdivision and I was a two years older than her, so it kinda expected that i'd be able to bike a little faster than her, but of course, i had to show...
    CourtGatekeeper CourtGatekeeper
    18-21, F
    Jan 30, 2011

    In Florida

    when I was about 9, my brother's knee made contact with my face. Ouch. People kept giving my dad horrible looks for the rest of the holiday :(
    TheBlimey TheBlimey
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 1, 2009

    Playing Star Wars

    A long time ago back in my grandma and grandpa's neighborhood, all the kids would get together and we would act out star wars. We would get sticks and turn them into makeshift light sabers. I however had found a large iron bar and soon started swinging it around like a crazy...
    Dereknl Dereknl
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Apr 26, 2008

    I've Had Tons of Them

    I've had tons of them. I have one right now cuz I actually fell when I was drinking it's nasty.
    dudleyall dudleyall
    31-35, F
    Sep 29, 2009

    In Fact A Couple Of Black Eyes

    Yes, I had a black eye. In fact  a couple of black eyes. I had a black eye almost every week of the rugby season. I guess it was one of the "fringe benefits" of playing hooker in arguably one of the toughest rugby leagues in the world. The strange thing is that I am not an...
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    Nov 2, 2011

    I Had a Black Eye From My Mother

    My mother was abusive most of my life. She would fly off the handle 9 times a day or more, slapping me, pulling my hair, throwing things at me, kicking me, whatever she could do that hurt. And every day she called me the worst things she could think of. One day, when I was maybe...
    sugarburn sugarburn
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Jun 25, 2008

    From My Mom

    once when i used to live with her we got into this big fight the day i got out the hospital and i dont even remember what it was about tho. but anyway she hit me in my leg with her car keys so i turn around and pushed her, then she hit me in the eye really hard and i got a black...
    BrokenButterflies BrokenButterflies
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 25, 2011

    I Have a Twin Sister, and W...

    I have a twin sister, and we didn't play nice together when we were youths. :)
    SpookyHunter SpookyHunter
    18-21, F
    Jun 24, 2008

    Thursday! Morning! :D

    Every morning, my daughter, before she takes my grandson to playgroup! he and she always come home, because he wants to give me a kiss before he goes! to his playgroup! lol I am nine times out of ten still in bed, drinking my tea! In he walks up the stairs he comes, running into...
    welshbabe welshbabe
    46-50, F
    8 Responses Nov 2, 2011

    OOOHHH Baby...not Just One...

    My first black eye was given to me by my brother and vice versa, but the first one I got from an outside source was different...bunch of kids at a bus stop, I'm in like 1st grade, maybe 2nd...kid starts pickin on me, he's older and stuff but I have never taken bein teased well...
    inconditusLeo inconditusLeo
    18-21, M
    2 Responses May 23, 2009

    My Ex Did It...

    NOT on purpose tho!!!...We were playing catch with friends at a picnic and a cloud moved and the sun blinded me,...I caught the ball in the temple...I remember hearing a nasty crunch and throwing up...next thing I knew, the EMTs were holding ice pack to my head in an ambulance...
    allycat419 allycat419
    46-50, F
    Jul 29, 2008

    I Don't Bruise Easily, Just Often

    I've gotten a black eye many times so far in my life, and I'll probably receive more in the future. I've wrestled and boxed with some of my friends, I got hit in the face with a soccer ball in gym class which was actually kicked by my own team's goalie. This gave me a bloody nose...
    ZeroShadow ZeroShadow
    26-30, M
    Nov 4, 2013

    Which I gave to myself,

    yes I am that talented
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    2 Responses Dec 19, 2014

    Never Again

    I took a pounding to the face.  I tried to fight back but he was just so much larger and stronger than I was.  I had bruises all over my body from being stomped, kicked, punched.  Once you've been abused you never really get over it completely.  I have...
    ichooselife ichooselife
    36-40, F
    3 Responses May 23, 2009

    Horse Riding

    as with the majority of my injuries, it involved a horse. I was attempting a rather large jump on a horse that can best be described as 'not a novice ride'. understatment. anyway, we bounded up to it, full speed ahead, it was only about 3', and she went to run out, sort of...
    Tesse Tesse
    18-21, F
    Apr 26, 2008

    A Few Of Them Over The Years

    just like other bruises think me and my wife had our share of them growning up we just had this thing we never backed down from a bully we both suffered stab wounds from them we both came near dieing from infections from there cheap TJ knifes but we never lost a fight or back...
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2
    61-65, M
    Nov 3, 2011

    I Don't Bruise Easily, Just Often

    I've gotten a black eye many times so far in my life, and I'll probably receive more in the future. I've wrestled and boxed with some of my friends, I got hit in the face with a soccer ball in gym class which was actually kicked by my own team's goalie. This gave me a...
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    1 Response Aug 28, 2013

    My Bro

    ... hit me in the face with a baseball bat. I'm pretty sure it was an accident but you know, I don't remember much of what was going on before the bat-in-the-face part.
    miochiyo miochiyo
    26-30, F
    Mar 1, 2009

    "I Had a Black Eye"

    Growing up I always had bruises and black eyes. It was hella bad.  My father had a way of expressing himself with using his fist. No matter what I did or said, or what I didn’t do or say it seemed that I always got his fist for something or another. My father didn...
    DyinToBeLoved DyinToBeLoved
    18-21, F
    Apr 25, 2008

    I Was Little

    I was 3 or 4 and I fell off of my grandma's couch and hit my eye on a hard part on the arm.
    cassandrathethinkerbleedsteal cassandrathethinkerbleedsteal
    18-21, F
    Dec 9, 2007

    Small Fight...

    some girls got rude to my friends, so I stood up for my friends. The ******* called their boyfriends. (two guys) and I basically got caught in there cos all the other girls ran off. Oh well, I still made it out better than the two guys =P
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    Apr 9, 2008
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