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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Help (02/20/06)

TITLE: I Weep Alone: To Shana, Wherever She Is
By Purity Snowe
02/24/06


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I weep alone.

My powdered skin and jet black hair speak otherwise, but it痴 true. Goth miniskirt, leather, stiletto heels, bustier all tout defiance. I知 scared. Fishnet stockings, painted lips, dark clubs. Why? I wear a tattoo, a brand that marks me as sold. To whom? At what price? I知 hollow, a fraud.

And it hurts so much.

I weep alone.

Drunk, stoned. In the arms of faceless men who buy what I need. Yes, I sleep with them. Whatever they want. I知 only fifteen. It doesn稚 matter. I know what I知 good for. Nothing! Was it always this way? Was I conceived in torment? I知 shattered by my limited worth.

And it hurts so much.

I weep alone.

I owned a stuffed unicorn, pink with purple glitter. It was stolen. I woke up spattered with vomit, wrapped in bloody sheets and it was gone. All I had. I shiver, always cold. Tamar has played the whore! Get up! Burn her! I deserve no less. Nobody wants to help.

And it hurts so much.

I weep alone.


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Lynda Schultz 02/27/06
Wherever Shana is, God's there too. A very moving picture. Well done. Lord willing there will be a second part to the story to tell us about how God found Shana.
Jan Ackerson 03/02/06
I know girls like Shana--this is a very moving piece, almost poetic. Good job.
janet rubin03/02/06
This disturbed me, which is good. If disturbing to read, how much worse to experience. Makes me want to pray for the Shanas out there. Advice? Some hope would be nice. Keep writing.
Joanne Malley03/03/06
I liked it. Actually, I feel the bones were really good and this could have been longer. Although, you may have wanted to keep it short for more of an impact. Nicely done - and keep writing. Jo :)
Valora Otis03/03/06
I know girls that have lived to tell about torment like this. I would also like for your character to find hope.You put so much emotion into your writing. Gritty yet well done.
Pat Guy 03/03/06
This is a style I love, love, love! I was trying to think of a way to include 'hope' in a piece like this and I might have an idea. ;)
Shari Armstrong 03/05/06
Heartbreaking