A Small Step

My three words today from Passivity 101 are:
CROWD
BUSY
RUSH

Busy, too busy for Sarah to manage at times.

A crowd of people, who didn’t even know her, but that didn’t matter. Walking, all eyes on her, and she was in the middle of her nightmares. She had to find the courage to face the busy supermarket.

To just buy a pint of milk seemed easy for some, but anxiety ruled her life. .

A rush of air into her lungs, she counted to ten – one, two, three – in her head. One step, then another, then another. Just one more she was picking up the carton. Her hands felt clammy, and it nearly slipped from her grasp.

‘You okay?’

Like a deer in headlights, she nodded, avoiding any eye contact. She almost threw the money on the counter, before rushing out of the shop. It was a mistake to think tonight would be the best time to face her fears.

Yet, she had managed it – a small step for some, but for her an achievement to be proud of.

Published by writerravenclaw

I am a fifty something mother of two grown up children, and one beautiful grandchild. I have been married for nearly thirty-four years. My first book was published ten years ago. I wrote my book Sticks and Stones because of my experience of being bullied at school.

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