Suppressed trauma

Prompt  ….

PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

Jay entered the bathroom and stared at the malnourished ragamuffin in the mirror. Lethargy overpowered him but with strong resolve he started the extremely laborious task of brushing his teeth.

Depression had devoured his youth and each day its clutch on him grew stronger. Lately even routine chores like eating, washing, dusting, etc had become a heavy burden.

The first nightmare had occurred soon after he had shifted to this flat. It was always the same – he was locked up in the bathroom and the tap dripped. It pounded his head incessantly.

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The open window is so inviting.

Words ~ 99
Childhood of more than one million children is marred by trauma each year in the United States alone. These children are at a risk of developing depression in their adulthood.

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Thanks for the prompt Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. SHALOM.

 

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