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Alice rushed out the back door of the frozen yogurt shop. The seven-hour shift had her yearning for left-over pepperoni pizza, a steamy shower and her comfy bed. She pulled out the ear buds from her purse and stuck only the left one in. A mix between The Beatles and One Republic kept her company her during the walk home.
As she approached the front door to her parent’s house, angry voices from inside grew louder.
“You have made me feel completely worthless. Congratulations!” her mother screamed.
With words made of daggers, her father spat, “You shut me out.”
“So that gives you permission to sleep with someone else?”
Alice’s chest caved with anxiety. The ground rocked beneath her. All she wanted was a quiet place to rest after dealing with customers all day. Instead of letting the sadness turn to tears, she took the stress and let it fuel her. Plugging the other ear bud in, she cranked up the music and fled down the street, away from the chaos. The farther she ran, the more her tension melted away.
After a mile or so, Alice’s feet slowed into an ungraceful walk. Her muscles pulled at her aching joints, urging her to sit and rest. With a quick tug on the white wires, her ears were freed from the pounding bass. She plodded forward, contemplating whether she should go to her best friend Tammy’s house as she always did to escape the troubles of life. But, tonight was different. She felt different.
Edited by yawriter, 22 June 2018 - 08:08 PM.