Kate opened her laptop and began searching her files for her old blog. There it was: Panicking Girl. She clicked on a random entry, written when she was sixteen.
What’s happening to my life? What are these alien feelings that cause a blackness to seep into my heart and creep over me until there is nothing left of living but fighting off creeping dark to survive? From this distance in the future, the voice from her past sounded like it could never have been her. Yet she recognized it. That creeping blackness had lived out its appointed season. And she had survived and returned to the living.
At sixteen, she’d started the blog in desperation, hoping to share what she was feeling, to find a kindred soul out there somewhere in cyberspace who could understand.
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