Call it a scar by Lana

By Lana, Year 9

Written as part of Factory Feedback

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Call it a scar, a mark, anything you want. Every scar has a story to tell, and each story has an adventure value to be found. Well, this is a story that is both adventurous and terrifying.

Taking any advice from someone who has been there and done that while in an unhealthy toxic relationship or has been in a depressed state is not a smart idea. Falling into a deep dark hole is terrifying, especially if you never asked to be placed there. You may wonder what brought you to this lonely ,dark awful place . Having a toxic relationship with an addict, on the other hand, will definitely trap you in this miserable state. You can call him abusive and heartless, or you can call him manipulating and not understanding what he’s capable of. Being stuck in a relationship that you can’t get out of kind of has you trapped like if you were wrapped around chains and choked. The bitter sour smell of vomit makes me collapse to the floor sometimes with no one there to pick me up. The taste of the food that has been rotting for months makes me feel sick to my stomach. I am going to die. I am trapped with no way out.

Glass shatters as it makes a prickly blanket over you ,objects are thrown at you as if you were a basketball hoop. Your neck is choked, leaving large purple patches as marks that are only hidden when you’re out in public because you’re frightened of others asking if you’re okay.Your pulse hammering as if it were a boxing bag as the tension of being beaten rings in your ears like a bell.

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