365 Writing Prompts: Safety First

Share the story of a time you felt unsafe.

I have learned from experience that at times the so called family friends are the ones ,one must be careful of.

It happened one day, my sister’s friend’s husband came to pick me up to go to his home for supper, I guess his wife was busy cooking, so she didn’t come with him.

I knew who he was since I was only ten or eleven years old, he came to our house a few times, my Dad was not so fond of him because he once asked his wife to take off his shoes in my Dad’s presence. He told my mom, “this man is very ill-mannered.”

My mom laughed and didn’t think much of the incidence.

A few years later he found out where I was teaching,he came to take me to his house, on the way he suddenly looked at me and said, “What would you do if I take you somewhere else?”

Those words terrified me, I stayed quiet, he laughed, I felt unsafe and told myself I’d never go anywhere with a man even if I knew him.

On the way back I coaxed his wife to come with us so she could see where I lived.


8 thoughts on “365 Writing Prompts: Safety First

  1. Awhh that must have been an awful experience. Unfortunately, such men are everywhere! Thank God the Divine was with you and protected you – Alhamdu’lillah.

  2. Dear Ranu,

    Thank you for sharing this post. It reminds me of the fact that we all should be aware of our environment, who is in it, and how we feel in their presence.

    All good wishes,


    • I used to think if you know the person you have nothing to fear, it proved otherwise.
      They say life offers us all kinds of lessons, we should never take anything for granted.
      Thank you Noah for your comment.

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