I have not written in six days. I feel like my mouth is covered with masking tape. I want to write a story, but I can not open my mouth. I try to write, but the words that I want to say, won’t come out.
The words are hidden.
I want to write a story. I want to tell you what happened to me when I was eight and a family friend came to visit. No, he was not a friend. He said he was a friend. He lied.
Jeff Goins, a writer, says to not avoid painful writing. He said, “Don’t hide your scars. Show them.”
I will leave the tape on my mouth today.
I am going to sit in my closet and write in the dark. I will write my story. I won’t hide my scars. I will show my scars.
I will show my scars, but not today.