The dark alleyway twisted and turned, and she was lost.
She ran as fast as her legs could carry her.
She was being chased.
A dead-end loomed ahead and the crooks were closing in on her.
She woke up with a jolt and breathed a sigh of relief.
Written in response to today’s Daily Prompt: Jolt
Luckily for her, it wasn’t real and she was safe. It was just a nightmare. The same can’t be said for everyone.
We might live in the 21st century but the streets aren’t safe enough for women. Sadly, for our gender, safety is more of a luxury than a basic right.
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