And I don't.
It's safer than the cities... safer than staying in one place. The cops are always looking - if not for me, for any teenage runaways. The one night I spent in that shelter...
So. I shower at highway rest stops - all hail the Flying J! And I hitch rides with truckers... some of whom are okay, some of whom think some pretty fucked-up things about little girls.
But I can handle them. I figured out how to focus this... whatever it is, this power, this thing that killed -
I can focus it now. Just enough to hurt. Just enough to get out and run.
And I guess I'll just keep running. Just keep moving, don't care where. Fly down Route 66, see the country. There are highways everywhere, and I can be leaving at a moment's notice. I can be gone.
I don't know if they're looking for me. I don't know if they know what I did, what I really did.
I can't risk it.
Just keep moving.
Thanks to new sponsors magenta_girl and mgrasso, I'm up to $2,305.97!
I'll be highlighting my fellow Blogathonners throughout the day, in alphabetical offer. More people to support and cheer on!
aurora_lamour is blogging at ecrite_lamour for the National Alliance for Mental Health. She says “Last year I blogged for the Lupus Foundation but this year I am blogging for the National Alliance for Mental Illness. I have a mental illness myself as do many people on my friend's list here and in real life. Please help the NAMI find ways to help these misunderstood and untreated diseases.”