Graduation Day

Dave raped Laura. She spent the last year desperately trying to recover from the permanent damage he did to her body, mind and soul. The prosecutor said her rape would be too difficult to prove because they were dating, but suggested she get a restraining order and petition to have him expelled.

That wasn’t enough for Laura. Today, Dave would pay. She followed him from his apartment to campus. It was his commencement. It should have been hers too. The cheering crowd masked the pop of her revolver. Today she reclaimed her life. Today was her true graduation day.

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