Escape

by Saint Chuck
originally published at 12:04AM on Saturday, July 14, 2007

“Sara, what are you doing? Where are we going?” Rob shouted at her across the howl of the wind whipping across the hood of my ancient Mustang convertable.

“Just shut! Drive. I don’t care where, just go,” she says with tears in her eyes. ” I can’t stand it here. There’s too many people, thinking they can help, make me better. I just…I’ve had enough.”

“Okay, I’ll…just drive. I know this place, on the ocean. We’ll go there, and you can talk. Or not. Whatever you want.”

She looks at me, relief in her eyes. “Thank you. You’re amazing. I just need distance from all this. The horde of psychatrists, priests, family members…it’s horrible. I just need to go…anywhere.”

He reaches over the stick shift and grabs her hand, tracing the scars on her wrist, but says nothing. He just squeezes tightly, knowing that words aren’t always necessary.

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Comments

  • from YodaOnCrack:

    You continue to crank out the good stuff. I liked this one a lot. Keep gettin’ your ficlet on.

  • from Laine the Grey:

    Great job. It was filled with emotion.

  • from khepa:

    nice. like it.

  • from User 3655:

    People like Sara irritate me so much i do not know how to explain it… ironically, i am at a loss of words when it comes to “emo” teenagers.
    these “troubled” teenagers are far too dramatic. What they believe are problems in their lives may be blessings to others. I really wish some of these people could just go out an get a glimpse of the real world… real problems

    now saint chuck, dont get me wrong, you are certainly a great writer, keep up the great work :D

  • from User 3655:

    btw. i love the killers
    good taste is music mister

  • from RunningWithScissors:

    user 3655… erm. 1. not all ‘emo’s cut their wrists. 2. we are all freaking troubled. 3.thanks so much :]

  • from Saint Chuck:

    Somehow I don’t recall writing anything about emos in the first place…depression is a disease, not a fad.

  • from Brebelles:

    your right Saint Chuck. Depression = Disease. alot of things can make you depressed. Sara is just overwhelmed. HELLO , User 3655?!?!?!?!?!?!