Dear Finally Free…

Jed, Andre, and Josh were all suspended from playing two basketball games. That’s it, but they were pissed.  “Why did you lie to them?” Jed stomped over to me sitting on the step.”And now you’re friends with Derek? Who even are you?” “You know I never asked you to do anything. I like Derek we…

To The Last Time He Raped Me…

The rest of the school year came and went. I was looking forward to summer, but not as much as I ever had before. I had no one but Jed and Grant to spend my time with.  Summer changed nothing except the frequency of our time together at Grant’s house.  I didn’t try to break…

Dear This Isn’t What Love Is…

Everything changed and nothing changed at the same time. Jed walked me around the school, we texted all night long, and on Saturdays we went to Grant’s house. I didn’t smile anymore, I didn’t have class friends anymore because I didn’t speak.  I told no one what happened. In a sick way, I felt closer…