Fall of 1996 (Mid-October)
In a small country town called Norlina, some where in North Carolina, a place that many have never even heard of, lived a young teen-aged girl, named Icey. At the age of sixteen she made a decision that would impact the rest of her life. At the time of her decision, Icey was totally clueless; but, I always say that everything happens for a reason, and God doesn’t make any mistakes.
After a couple of months of being constantly pursued by a young male called “Pretty T” Icey decides to “stop playing hard to get” & accepts the invitation to become his girl, and allow him to be her man. In the beginning the couple was inseparable; like Bonnie & Clyde. You never saw one without the other, they were so close that some people thought they were brother & sister.
Almost two years into the relationship, the couple gave birth to their first child, a baby girl. Approximately four years later they produced and brought forth their second child, which was also a baby girl. In the mean time & in between time the couple had good times versus bad times that eventually turned into “No more time- gotta go!”
What may have seemed kind of peculiar & a little fuzzy during that time; later became really clear to Icey. Her relationship began in October of 1996 and it ended in October of 2010. Over the course of the couple’s relationship things went from good to bad and from bad to worse. During what may have seemed liked the worse time of Icey’s life is when she learned that the month of October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Upon learning this new this information Icey became very emotional, but aware at the same time. One of the things that became really crystal clear is that life occurs in cycles, and one will continue to repeat the same cycle until they have learned what’s necessary to move on. Also, the things we have to experience & endure in life is to strengthen us & allows us to be able to help others in same or similar situations.
Survival of the Fittest
Ps. This post is based off real life situations, and an excerpt to my upcoming, untitled play and book. Names have been altered to protect identities. I haven’t settled on title yet, but once I have, then it will be announced.
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