#30LAYERS30DAYS: The Madness Made Me Do it

The Madness Made Me Do it

I sat in my car.

Pressed play.

Turned the volume up.

I took a deep breath.

Closed my eyes.

As I listened to a story told by the dramatic yet romantic male voice, it soothed my soul.

I checked for the time.

I had 5 minutes to go.

His deep voice that whispered sweet nothings, gave me comfort.

3 minutes.

He said the nicest things about his love.

Reminded me when I was loved.


I realized I had to go. But I was not sure where to run to.

Another look at the time, I only had 1 minute to make up my mind.

With 50 seconds left. I turned off my comfort.

I took another deep breath.

As I got out of my car, my heart skipped.

I just can’t take it when he’s angry.

He screams.

He punches things.

He says things like, “the madness made me do it.”


Oh dear God, give me 5 more minutes.


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