Why Do I Lose My Voice When I Have Something to Say?

Sep 29th, 2018 by thegooddoctor in 100 Words

Jo cleared her throat. She’d prepared for this moment from the instant an audience had been granted. This was a safe space to share her story, to give voice to all the degradation she’d suffered at his hands. She would finally see justice done.

Instead, when her time arrived and the judge called her to the stand, Jo found she was unable to speak. It was everything that she feared. Just like during the interrogation. At the inquest. During the trial. The truth was they’d arrived at this moment despite her many failures.

Maybe she didn’t deserve justice after all.

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