This was a difficult piece to read, and not my favorite subject. However, I believe that there are many women out there that struggle with these memories, and I'm sure this will strike a chord with them.
You've painted a very effective scene, which is what you set out to do, I assume.
It is a bit halting, especially in the beginning, but I suspect you used this style purposefully. I think your piece might benefit from a better sense of flow.
Other than a personal discomfort with the content, and the issue of flow, this was excellently written.
Keep up the great work!
Blessings ~ Dori
Pam, this was very well done. I agree with Dori's comment regarding the style being a bit halting at first, but by the end I found it very effective. Seemed to go with the subject matter. I like the title. This has the potential to give hope to those in very difficult situations.
Oh Pam, this hurt to read. I felt so angry with that man - even more so knowing that he is real, and even if Annie's story wasn't real, it is real for so many others. "Annie" has come through by God's grace, but how many don't? Anyway, the fact that this caused such a tidal wave of emotion to rise within me is testimony to the fact that you told it well. With love, Deb