Epidemic- Chapter 18

Epidemic- Chapter 18

There is nothing like the feeling of a new iPhone in the palm of your hand. The last two days with Eric have been amazing, so naturally, I put two phones on a plan and gave him one. He has been so attentive to my needs, calmed my tears when I cried about missing my...
Epidemic- Chapter 18

Epidemic- Chapter 17

Red! What the hell is she doing here? How did she know that we were here and why the hell did Eric let her in our room? Her eyes meet mine. A sly, devilish smile crosses her face. There are remnants of tweaker pot marks all over her face from where she has picked at...
Epidemic- Chapter 18

Epidemic- Chapter 16

Flowers on the bed. Of course, they are a cheap bouquet of grocery store issued, red roses. My dad always told me those are the least personal flowers you can give a woman. As usual, he was right. Lilies are my favorite flower and Eric might know that if he ever paid...
Epidemic- Chapter 18

Epidemic- Chapter 15

My eyes are still heavy, as my body fights to wake up to the awareness of where Eric is taking me. It is dark now and I wonder if I have been sleeping from exhaustion or if I am fighting the near death of this heroin fog. My mind continues to question Eric about where...
Epidemic- Chapter 18

Epidemic- Chapter 14

Blood sprays from Eric’s mouth on the door behind him. His hands go up in an attempt to block the series of other blows my fists are delivering. Isaac and Shane jump up from the couches and race over to pull me off of Eric. Eric threatens to kick my ass. Shane...
Epidemic- Chapter 18

Epidemic- Chapter 13

My mind flashes rampant with images of my daughter. Her father is not involved in her life at all and now I have made her motherless. I grew up without my mother and I remember it being very difficult not having anyone to talk to about female issues or having any...
Epidemic- Chapter 18

Epidemic- Chapter 12

I fight to break free from my assailant’s grip, but it is a man and he is much stronger than I am. He speaks to tell me not to scream and I recognize it is Chris’s voice. Relief settles, as I realize he is not here to hurt me, but rather to check in on me....
Epidemic- Chapter 18

Epidemic- Chapter 11

Angie doesn’t hide her complete and utter hatred for Eric, as she loudly questions why I would even think of talking to him after what he just did to me. Confusion is unsettling, as I am unaware of the situation I am in. Why does she not want me to speak to...
Epidemic- Chapter 18

Epidemic- Chapter 10

Today is my daughter’s birthday. She is turning five. It is a Hello Kitty themed party that my good friend and daycare provider has put together. I am so grateful to have found such an amazing friend who loves my daughter so much as to spend the time and money...
Epidemic- Chapter 18

Epidemic- Chapter 9

Eric announces through the door that it is him. My adrenaline is pumping again as Eric walks through the door and runs over to me. His face shows genuine concern, as he questions where I have been all night and embraces me with a wet hug. He is soaked and shivering...

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