Prompt: A New Life | Word count: 1000 words | Genre: Women’s fiction

Demi took one last look around.  This was it.  Today was the day.  Her hand clicked the lock of her suitcase, breathing out slowly.  She hadn’t even realized she was holding her breath.  She took in the unmade double bed, the empty dresser, closing her eyes, half expecting him to be in front of her when she opened them.  He was always there.  But today he wasn’t.  Hands shaking, she put the letter on the dresser, right where he could see it and then left the room.  When she opened the front door and stepped out onto the steps, the warmth of the sun enveloped her face.  The five concrete steps that lay in front of her was her path to freedom.

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