Who’s In Control

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It’s a typical night for me

Fear takes hold

Threatens to take my air

Ties my body in knots

And leaves me sleepless

Just once I’d like to have

Sleep find me easily

Tensions leave me relaxed

And breathing to be routine

I dream of that day

My anxieties don’t rule me

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Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – typical

Before He Hits Me

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She held the phone tightly and said, “I will meet you, but it has to be in public like at City Central Café.  I am off at two o’clock, so how about two thirty?”  She paused and you could see the tension growing in her posture.  Her entire body was stiff and still.  “Okay, see you then.  Yeah, I know that.”

Jennifer hung up the phone and speaking out loud to no one, she said, “Sure you still love me.  You just want to control me!  God I have been such a fool!”  She grabbed her bag, leaving  for work.

(100 words)

Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – central https://fivedotoh.com/2020/06/04/fowc-with-fandango-central/