This week I returned to the dark side….
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Until One Day
by Jan Brown
It took forever. Forever to find the little apartment. The only one she could afford. Days of staying in flophouses and later in her car. Terrified someone would report her to DCFS. Terrified she would lose her children.
So she didn’t complain about the smell–something akin to dry cleaning fumes. She opened the windows and let in the sunlight. They played outside. They smiled and laughed. By nightfall the apartment was full of fresh air and love. They slept well and rose early every day.
Until one day they were overcome by fumes….when the meth lab exploded and burned.