“Take the gun. Better to have it and not need it…”
She shook her head no, as she sharpened her knife and slipped it back into her pocket. “You know I detest violence, but a girl does have to defend herself.”
“Well, until something drastic happens in this world to change things, it is never safe out there. Especially alone. Especially at night. Especially if you are a woman.”
“Exactly right. I’ll call you when I get there so you can stop worrying.”
“I’ll never stop worrying cause you, my love, were born a girl.”
4 responses to “a conversation”
Excellent conversation about a sad truth. Girls should be taught to use weapons, including themselves, from the age of five.
Having been born a girl myself, I happen to know that is one of the reasons god made me smarter than boys….. Excellent write!
Indeed! Thank you 🙂