And Esme Danced by Sophia Bonnie Wodin

Prompt: A New Life | Word Count: 1000 words | Genre:

She ran furtively down an alley. One she knew. At the corner she turned right. Right. Left, left again. Her pounding heart keeping time with her footfalls. Fifteen-year-old Esme knew a lot about running.

Am I being chased? Can’t look back to see.

Another left, right and she would come to safety. But when she stopped for a breath and looked around, the boarded up tenements were unfamiliar.

The footsteps she thought were chasing her ceased. Along with the thumping of her heart.

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