Being around her was not unlike taking a brick to the face three times a day and still smiling and saying, yes, please, may I have another? You would think that after six months it would ease up, but she always managed to find another way to grind my face into the pavement, metaphorically speaking….


Flee: to run away from a place or situation of danger; to run away from (someone or something). When I think of fleeing something or someone the scene that is immediately brought to mind is this: Feet pounding on the pavement, harsh, ragged breathing. The painfully sharp twinge in my left ankle that happens whenever I…