Nov 15

Anonymous Story: Fourteen

I was fourteen
Waiting with a friend for the max (public transportation) to ride home
I lost a card so I looked through my bustling bag
A woman slowly wandered over
She whispered he’s taking photos of you bending over
I am shocked
Wearing baggy pants and a large jacket
I am a young girl
And he a 40-year-old man
We grabbed our stuff and scurried away
It was a small thing that shifted my view for the years to come
It shook me no way it should
Same day I was at yelled to smile
Asked for my number
Shouted at to come have a smoke and “hang”
I was in shock
And I was only fourteen

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