Somewhere Else... Ch. 2Chapter 2I drove all night. I absolutely refused to let my foot off the gas pedal after I hit the highway. My surroundings rushed past me in a hypnotizing blur. By the time I actually stopped was because I ran out of gas. The truck came to a sputtering halt at the side of the road and I jumped out, trying to escape the alcoholic smell of my father.Having nothing else with me, neglecting to pack in my rush to escape, I searched every nook of the truck looking for anything I could use to my advantage. The fruits of my search consisted of a tool box, the owners manual, multiple empty glass bottles, an oil splattered plastic tarp, a torn up map, and $20 from the glove compartment.It wasn't enough for money for me to get a hotel room, but at least I could eat a couple meals. I did what I could to push the truck even further to the side, just bordering the concrete ditch.I laid down in the back, using the stained tarp as a makeshift blanket. That's how I spent the night. And for once, I
Down By the RiverDown by the riverWe laughed, we smiledSinging and dancingAll the whileI kept a secret,Quiet and soft.A tiny little secret,That no one knew of.I loved you so,Tender and mild.While we played by the river,Slaves to the wild.But you'll never know,That secret I hold dear,And the happiness we shared,By the river, that year.
Memiors of the Slave Princess: Chapter 1Brahmm: it was the name of my homeland, a peaceful valley just south of the Egyptian empire. Mountains towered over us like gods and a watery serpent wound itself down the middle of the valley, blessing us with its springs. Every winter ended with a carpeted ground of blossoms, brighter than a rainbow. Every summer came with the welcome of warmth and promise. And when the winds changed once again, our valley gave us harvests meant for kings. Our land blessed us, and in return, we protected this land.Brahmm was also the name of my tribe, who inhabited this valley. We were a peaceful people, making our meals from the fruits the land offered us and from the meat the animals provided us.Peaceful as we were, the Brahmm was also a warrior tribe. Our people were a proud and strong kind. We have protected our small valley for many generations, like our ancestors before, and will continue to do so for many years to come. Tales were spread amongst the nations of our great might, for we have ye