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streaks across the room. The door is kicked open, and two policemen turn away, holding their hands to their faces due to the stench. They turn on the light and find me chained to the bed in my stained underwear, covered in bruises. I hear one of them say, “Fucking hell.” * I’m scared beyond belief as I sit on a wooden bench with a blanket tossed over my shoulders. A police station is a busy place. People rush by me in every direction, while across the room I see the two officers from before speaking to a dark skinned woman, pointing at me with concern on their faces. The noises are too loud. The light is too bright. They give me crackers and a soda. I don’t know what they are. * I’m curled up on my bed now, in a room filled with beds and other little boys. A couple of them try to speak to me, but I don’t know what they are saying, so I stay quiet. They don’t like me and when no one is looking they hit me in my sleep. I start to cough. The dark skinned woman catches them once and punishes them. But that does not stop them from doing it again. Where is my Mama? Save me, Cash. * I’m getting out of a car. I can hear the crunch of snow with every step. My tiny feet make their way up to a bright pink door. I’m being led by the dark skinned woman. Her face is speckled and her smile is large. She is nice, but I’m still afraid of her. I think she wants to eat me. When the pink door opens I’m greeted by a room full of people. A large Christmas tree is off to the side of the room. Decorations hang from every corner. I wonder if this place is magic. Is this where Santa lives? Page 50 | The Paragon Journal

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The Paragon Journal - Issue Ten  

The Paragon Journal is an online literary journal that specializes in helping younger authors find their way in the literary world.

The Paragon Journal - Issue Ten  

The Paragon Journal is an online literary journal that specializes in helping younger authors find their way in the literary world.

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