by Niah Harding Kiongozi

Philadelphia – January 2017


Jessica grew-up believing that it is acceptable for men to beat their women if necessary. She would never tell anyone this because of the way society is currently progressing. She enjoys the love she receives from her boyfriend so much, it doesn’t matter her pay-check takes care of him and her two children. Her employer’s best girl-friend befriends Jessica. A woman named Saundra, who keeps a gun, and is ready to use it whenever necessary. One morning Jessica loses her job, due to a department policy. Afraid to go home, she makes a decision and gets ready to end this lifestyle of beating once and for all.