White Noise by Jalyssa Nieves

The following is a featured 100-word story from the June Writing Challenge.

 

She curled up into a ball on the floor, arms wrapped around legs, chin rested on knees. Her parents’ shouting could be heard clearly, even from her bedroom upstairs. Their words rang through her head at a mile a minute, and she didn’t know if she could grasp them all at once. The therapist’s techniques flew out of her mind just as the words being shouted flew in. Sing the pain away, she told herself.

I am swept up in the noise,
The world has led me astray.
But this is not the end,
I am going to be okay.

 

 

 

Jalyssa Nieves
14
USA
Germ Magazine guest author
… is a contributing guest author for Germ, which means the following criteria (and then some) have been met: possessor of a fresh, original voice; creator of fresh, original content; genius storyteller; superlative speller; fantastic dancer; expert joke teller; handy with a toolbox; brilliant at parties; loves us as much as we love them.

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