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The broken leg was the last straw.  She had to leave him.  It got tiresome lying about her injuries and having people believe that she was accident-prone.  In the beginning of their marriage, things were fine between them.  He was loving and attentive. 

Then, he was laid-off because of the Coronavirus.  Started to drink and the verbal abuse began.  He called her names, belittled her and found fault with everything she did.  The harder she tried, the worse it got. 

Then, the blows started and the trips to the hospital.  Enough.  As soon as her leg mended, she was gone.

100 Words

I was inspired to write this post because today, November 25 is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.

This post is for the Friday’s Fictioneers hosted by  Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.  You can find this week’s prompt Here. To read other stories or to participate, click Here.


    • Hopefully, she does and makes her escape now. It does take courage to leave an abusive relationship and sadly, not many women do. And it is a heartbreaking situation to find oneself in. Love should never hurt.

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    • Yes, it would escalate to murder if she doesn’t get out now. And it’s sad that domestic violence is increasing because of the virus. I read that agencies which survivors of domestic violence warned that victims would suffer as a result of quarantine rules and that abusers would take advantage of the conditions created by the pandemic to increase control over their victims, using isolation at home to ramp up violence and using information about the virus to exert control. It’s an extremely tragic and volatile situation for the victims.

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