I realized shortly after posting my response that it'd been classified as fiction, but I hadn't been sure as to whether that was because it was a flash piece or because it was truly fiction. Still, it's very meaningful.
Well, you nailed it in a way I would have thought only survivors would know- but it's nice, because it means there's understanding among those who haven't been through the same. It even lent insight into my own struggles with sexual abuse, which is really awesome. So a DD well deserved, yes.
Pardon my french, but I have no fucking clue of what the deeper meaning is and it is awfully confusing. The writing and layout of it is beautiful, but I am so confused by it. Who is the man that was Googled?
I interpreted it as a story about molestation, and she found the guy on Google later, which solidifies his existence when she's been telling herself it never really happened. Of course, if you saw differently, you're not wrong either.
mdhgraphicsFeatured By OwnerApr 2, 2013Hobbyist General Artist
part of the power in the piece is that the secret is maintained even through the catharsis of the chalk writing and that the chalked words, while apparently a bit freeing, reaffirm the self-made promise of keeping the secret.