By M. Allman
My thoughts hold me hostage. So, from my apartment window I watch a world foreign to me, but one I long to take part in.
How do you do it? Live freely without a care? Driving, shopping, and going about your business as if fear doesn’t exist.
What’s the secret?
I try to coexist. I open the door, sleek down the stairwell and stop at the portal to your world. My hand shakes as I reach for the doorknob. Sweating, heart racing and trembling, I race back to safety and continue to watch the world from my window.
M. Allman enjoys writing short fiction. She is the author of the Flashes of Fiction anthologies of short, speculative fiction.