What can YOU say in six sentences?
From the dark, demands a voice of malice. A monster has caught him; a memory of terror, a nightmare to be – and here he is, without a blanket to hide under or Mommy to call. The voice demands again and the gun moves closer. His humiliation grows in a warm, dark path running down his left leg. The monster smells his fear – and likes it. With hands not his own, he takes from himself; a wallet, a watch, a phone and a sure night’s sleep for years to come – and he sheds them to the voice; finally obedient, finally aware: To live is to listen.