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They ran. And therefore, I live.

by Amapola on April 9, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

I was twenty-two. They sexually assaulted me with a gun pressed against my head. If they didn't notice that I noticed people passing by, I would have been dead.

They looked in the direction of my gaze. There were three people strolling by the seashore at 3 am in the morning. When they confirmed what I thought was an illusion, they ran and disappeared.

And therefore I live.


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