She was entitled to that.
He hoped his listening would create an opening, planting a seed of self-acceptance from which she’d learn to accept others. It’d happened before in his work as a therapist. It was his job; he was the best.
In her position of National authority, however, she continually damaged millions.
He assumed an understanding expression, gritted his teeth, avoiding checking his watch.
© Liz Husebye Hartmann (2020)
Carrot Ranch Prompt (07/15/2020): In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story that expresses the phrase, “scream inside your heart.” Who is involved and why is the scream contained? Go where the prompt leads!