A New Point of View

I am here to tell you a story, its one of courage and independence, based on true events, let your imagination run wild.

I lived a life of solitude during my youth, although I had friends and family, I spent much time at the computer, sometimes writing, mostly communicating with my online friends in chat rooms, living the emo life.

The move to social media brought with it a different world. Instead of talking to just those in your ‘room’ your profile was public, worldwide communication just got a whole lot easier, people can search and potentially find anyone, track anyone down. Online maps with GPS have become widely used for all sorts of situations.

I was one of the lucky ones, nobody paid attention to me and I didn’t do anything worth noticing, lulled into a false sense of security I assumed it would carry on forever. Surely no one would realise? I was wrong I assumed no one was paying attention. The day came, I had half expected it but hoped it wouldn’t.

I stood at the bottom of the precipice looking up, how did this happen? I looked at the walls, before I would have stopped there and admitted defeat, this time it was different I saw the half brick, I dragged my foot up and put my weight on it, the next was a little further, my other foot scrabbled to grip it. I kept pushing, the light was getting brighter and suddenly I was at the top, the light shining bright, almost blinding, I tried to look around but it was difficult to see much detail. Did I climb too fast? I wondered why the world hadn’t swam into view yet, then suddenly it all became clear, I looked back down, from the top of the cliff, I could see the valley floor now, where before there was a dark wasteland now lay a luscious green space filled with light.

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