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Riveting, absolutely riveting. And yet, heartbreaking at the same time. Thank you for putting this story out there; hopefully a reader will see herself and young ones and have courage to get to safety as well.
Very powerful. I felt tense the whole time I was reading it, silently begging the mother and little girl to make it to safety. Good job in bringing out such strong feelings.
Well-written and emotionally gripping...

Sometimes abuse can be so subtle and can grow so gradually in a woman's life, that it takes seeing it through someone else's perspective to finally grasp the truth that something is terribly, terribly wrong.
Great take on a too common "secret." Gripping and well written.
God always works to reach people where they are. I am sure this story will be a great tool, in the hand of the Father, to touch someone in a similar situation, and bring them to a point where they can find the strength to leave. God bless you for writing this, and congratulations on taking 2nd place in level.
Congrats on your placing - your article is excellent. You did extremely well "getting in" to your character's thoughts and feelings and bringing this across in a very tense, gripping way.
Very,very well done. You did an amazing job of capturing what it is like for people who are trapped in abusive situations. Congratulations on the well-deserved place!
Thank you everyone for your kind words and encouragement.

About 20 years ago, I was the woman in the alley. More than anything I hope my words might give courage to someone else in a similar situation.

Thank you FW for awarding me 2nd place! I am so excited!!
This was so realistically portrayed! AWESOME JOB. Congrats!
Congratulations, dear sister! I'm so proud of you! Praising God, first for helping you find safety 20 years ago, second for the renewal & rebuilding of our relationship since then, and third for gifting you with this writing ability. Blessings!