WEEK #03



Kaitlyn looked out the window.  The people looked very small from the 23rd floor.  She wondered if they were happy, safe, and lived with someone who loved them.

She couldn’t remember the last time she was happy, safe and loved. Cliff was always unpredictable every day.

She spent her days pretending to have a normal life and keeping her bruises hidden under her clothing.

Cliff came to the office unexpected and insisted she go to lunch with him.

He drove out of the city at a very high-speed and the car went off the road, began sliding down the side of a hill hitting trees and he pushed on the brakes.

The car stopped, but he could not open his door.

Kaitlyn  jumped out, ran around to Cliff’s door, then stood staring as he screamed at her to pull open the door.

The car slid a little more and Kaitlyn stood by and watched it slowly tumble-down the hill, crash into a tree and catch on fire.

She turned around and walked away feeling free for the first time in three years.

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Copyright © 2017 Written by Jessie Cross ~ All rights reserved


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