Daily Story Challenge-Month 7-A Parent's Promise


22. Day 21

Family 3: Part 7:


"Hi, Eve. I'm just going to ask you some questions, okay?" Eve nodded mutely in reply to the older woman's enquiry. "What got to you about the fighting?"

"I... Everyone was always shouting, and nobody would listen when I talked. They were even attacking each other with their gangs. None of it was happy. Scared..." the syllables in her sentences grew fewer and fewer as the volume in her voice decreased. She adopted a distance look, an empty shell where a thriving young woman used to be. Emma sighed internally. Her family had been so busy warring that they'd barely noticed when their young had become a ghost.

"What would you say if you could talk to your family online?"

"Where, though?" the girl gave Emma an unsure look, like it was almost too good to be true. Was it?

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