Light up the Darkness
When I was a little girl, the world seemed bright with endless possibilities. I didn't comprehend the magnitude of living in the 1980's South Bronx . Then during my teen years, the storm clouds rolled in, the days turned to gray and the nights became tumultuous. From my father's drug abuse to my mother's mental illness, the uncertainty of my future was unbearable. Living in poverty did not help much either. However, it allowed me to keep in perspective what I value most: love from family, friends, a role model who cared and most of all, learning to love myself unconditionally.
Drabble- a story told in exactly 100 words.
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