Keys in Her Hand

Charli Mills challenged us to OPEN DOORS this week. Join in the opportunity to try your hand at Flash Fiction by FOLLOWING her to the Carrot Ranch

She knew she had to leave a marriage that most likely should have never taken place. Doors were opening all the time. On their honeymoon when he raped her, that was the first door. But she was just too shocked and confused. Their first wedding anniversary when he told her what a piece of shit she was, was another open door. But the sweet apology closed the door because she believed she was worthless anyway.

7 more years of verbal, mental, and emotional abuse opened the door to counseling. Which lead to opening the door to the lawyer’s office.

©2021 Annette Rochelle Aben

10 responses to “Keys in Her Hand

  1. Powerful. Something that is still happening today to so many people behind closed doors.

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  2. The last two doors, hard earned, gained her freedom.

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  4. So many people still wonder how one stays. Their stories need to be told, whether real or fictional, it’s a powerful message. We each do the best with what we have, and for this character, she steps through each open door as they reveal themselves. That’s courage. Powerful piece Annette.

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