Mallory Reina Karr

"Fucked up doesn't even begin to describe it"

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a character in “Short Term 12”, as played by RPGRosa




"Nothing's gonna change my world”
Across the Universe


Mallory Reina Karr


17, only months from being legal and "free"

just a kid.

|Reason for coming to Short Term 12|

To say the least, her father was a little too loving.


Soft skin, full lips - does that tell you enough?

|[Time at Short Term 12|

Fifteen months


"Words are flowing out like endless rain into a paper cup
They slither wildly as they slip away across the universe
Pools of sorrow, waves of joy are drifting through my opened mind
Possessing and caressing me”


60’s rock || candy || tea || flowers || the feel of paper || alone time || sarcasm || tacos || candles || theology || pastels || vintage apparel || soaking in the tub || Oscar Wilde || fantastical creatures || cats || sand || warm weather || trees ||


sodapop || romance novels || social networking || selfies || crowds || intimacy || “talking” || most people || those who fixate on her looks || revealing clothing || spiders || make up || air heads ||


Can something be a secret if everyone knows? Mommy wasn’t around, but Mally sure looked like mommy. Daddy would tell Mally every day how she had beautiful blue eyes just like her mother. He told her that he was just loving her the way he loved mommy, and that made Mally feel special. He told her that she enjoyed it, and she believed him. Does that make her just as fucked up as daddy? - Oh, and cigarettes.




bites bottom lip when deep in thought || always has candy || hair constantly falling out of pony tails/buns || uses made up words

"Images of broken light which dance before me like a million eyes
They call me on and on across the universe
Thoughts meander like a restless wind inside a letter box
They tumble blindly as they make their way across the universe"


Lack of personality would probably be a more apt description. Mally doesn’t allow others in, keeping up a wall of cold stares and sarcasm to keep others at a distance. She’s a civil human being, if someone were to engage her in a conversation she would respond appropriately - but never make the effort to keep the conversation going any longer than it has to. She prefers to be alone, scribbling and doodling in her journal or burying her nose in a book. Her low tolerance for stupidity and naivety makes it difficult for her to get along with a majority of people. The few times she actually finds someone that she deems tolerable, her social anxiety prevents her from being able to actually be able to function like a normal human being. Every now and again someone will be able to slip through the cracks and get to know her, often finding her amusing and pleasant company. She’s clever and quick-witted, not to mention well-read, and able to hold an intelligent conversation. Often underestimated, she tends to surprise people with her insight. She prefers to only speak up when she finds it to be absolutely necessary, and only after much observation. People often go to her with their problems, because she’d always rather listen than talk, and prefers to keep her own problems buried deep deep deep deep inside.


Lower middle class living isn’t much to look forward too. Mally never went to camp or nice schools, or was able to participate in extra curricular activities. Meals were often noodles, or some sort of sandwich. Mom was never around, dad never explained why. Family never helped, and dad was barely ever around. Mally had to grow up fast. They moved wherever her dad could find work, and she would have to pack up her life every six months. Making friends was always difficult, and daddy never let her leave the house anyways. All in all her life was dull and lonely, except her cat. Her contact with the outside world was minimal, and she was manipulated day in and day out by her dad.

When Mally first heard the word incest, she told her dad when she got home. He hit her and told her to go to her room. She was 13 at the time. He had never raped her at that point, but it wasn’t long after her fourteenth birthday that it began. He had convinced her that’s how daddy’s show they love their baby girls, that everyone did it but no one talked about it. He manipulated her into enjoying what they had, into thinking that she was special for it. Eventually she started to look forward to it, seducing her father and teasing him. When she fully blossomed into her woman figure, it was impossible to keep his hands off of her. For once Mally felt..in love?

It all crashed anyways.
Daddy found a girlfriend and started bringing her home, treating Mally differently. He would do things to his girlfriend that he once told Mally he would only do for her. She began to withdraw, her grades lowered and teachers took concern. One thing seemed to come after another at that point, and before she knew it she was sobbing to the school counselor and ripped from her home. Section 12 offered a type of solace, although Mally hasn’t found any. She hates her dad for manipulating her. She hates the school counselor for forcing a confession out of her. Mostly, although she’d never admit it, she hates herself.


So begins...

Mallory Reina Karr's Story