Flash Friday – HM

TITLE: BECOMING

Early afternoon shafts of sunlight filter through the shutters, waking her up. Exhaling and, for a second, watching motes of dust eddying in and out of the slanting shadows, she gathers herself, eases into the bathroom.

Today will be a good day.

Catching sight of herself in the mirror, her gaze fixes on her nakedness. “Today, I will become a better person. Not for anyone, but for myself.”

She draws herself up, momentarily confident, proud.

Like last night.

Punctured, jaw clenching, eyes reddening. “I needed the money, besides, I ‘m the most beautiful girl in the world. That’s what he said.”

No matter.

Returning to the room. The needle.

You have a choice.

Staring, “Today, I will become a better person. Not for anyone, but for myself”

This is not my choice.

Submitting, “Today, I will become a better person. Not for anyone, but for myself”

I have no choice

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Flash Friday – HM

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