Daily Prompt: Crossing

via Daily Prompt: Crossing

She stood there, on the edge of the road, and gazed across.  The traffic zoomed past her, the drivers oblivious.  They were only worried about getting to work on time.  They didn’t care about the girl balancing on the curb.  But then again, nobody cared about her.  Her parents divorced a year ago and she now lived with her abusive father; her mother OD’d soon after the divorce.  She had no friends at school.  The teachers didn’t listen to her when she told them about her home life.  She constantly covered up her bruises with make-up, and wore large sunglasses everyday.  But today, all of that was going to stop.  She couldn’t take it anymore.  Her life felt like hell, and she was tired of burning in the flames.  She gazed across the road, the cars whizzing by, and took a step.  As she walked into traffic, though, she realized that her life wasn’t worth dying for.  Everything in her life could be fixed.  Everything.  But it was too late.  Screeching and honking echoed down the road.  People yelled in shock as they jumped out of their cars to see the girl on the ground.  A man knelt down next to her and checked to see if she was still alive.  The girl’s eyes fluttered open and she stared at the man’s worried face.

“It’s okay,” she whispered.  “It’s okay.”  The girl took one last labored breath, and then grew still.  She laid in the crossing as the man held her limp body.  Everyone around felt tears in their eyes, and realized that they could’ve helped her.  They could’ve helped her…

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