This is a series written by volumes in novelette form. Warning: This is intended to be heard by listeners over the age of 18.
©2014, 2015 Andrea Wood (A.L. Wood) (P)2015 A.L. Wood
Sur-vive verb sər-ˈvīv
: To remain alive: to continue to live
: To continue to exist
: To remain alive after the death of (someone)
That's what they all tell me I am. Eight different psychologists, four police officers, two doctors, and my mother are all convinced that I now belong in the category of a survivor. Although I strongly believe the definition is sorely lacking, it's more of a stereotype for people who were lucky enough to live through unfortunate events or circumstances. The word survivor doesn't seem sufficient. It's too simple, also insipid. Sometimes there are words that just feel right on your tongue; they describe something monumental without even trying. I roll my eyes at every single person who has sat down with me, believing that they would pick my brain and know all the answers. That they could diagnose me with some easily labeled condition, they could fix me with a few pills that I could swallow every day by mouth. There is no fixing me.