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.

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DP Daily Prompt: From The Gut Post by Ranu

Aéroport International de Dorval

Aéroport International de Dorval (Photo credit: Guillaume Cattiaux)

I am not exactly sure if I had the experience from crying to laughing. That being said,I remember one occasion my two year old,when she was that young, got lost at Dorval airport in Montreal. I was busy checking in the luggage.When I looked around,I saw my friend coming with my older daughter. I was told Anita was left with me. I was terrified at the thought of losing her.

I took four large steps back,looked around,on my left I saw my daughter running. She couldn’t find me,scared she kept on going forward. I sped up,before she could reach the escalator going down ,I caught her. It was the most frightening experience I ever had.I cannot remember whether I cried or laughed. I certainly was relieved!