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A Monster Under My Bed

Sometimes, as I sit in class, surrounded by other kids just like me, I close my eyes…letting my thoughts take me to a better a place.

A place where I can be myself and not pretend to be somebody I’m not. A place free of judgments. I like it here…I feel safe.

Suddenly, I’m startled out of my trance by the bell. My peers hurry out the door.

Slowly I drag myself out of my seat, grabbing my backpack, thinking… “I can do this…I can make it through another day.”

Written By: Ask Ms Mandi
Photograph By: Ask Ms Mandi
Copyright November 21, 2016