Alex Chapter 1: Painting

This entry is part 1 of 7 in the series Alex

All my life, I wanted to be a painter. You know, most girls dream of being a princess and drew the castle their dreamed to live in one day. Instead, I drew the castle because I liked drawing castles. I didn’t want to live in one, just to paint one. Of course, everyone laughed at me.

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Alex Chapter 2: The message

This entry is part 2 of 7 in the series Alex

I was pausing one more time by the side of the road, recapping my awful last few days. My life was pretty much a success. I had a wonderful rich boyfriend, who let me paint as I wished in our penthouse apartment near central park. For the first time in my life, I didn’t have

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Alex Chapter 3: Arrival

This entry is part 3 of 7 in the series Alex

It was most likely after 6 pm. I once again felt stupid for having left my watch at the apartment, not that it would do me any good. I still had some water left, but I had no idea how much further I would have to pedal before arriving at the house. I could see

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Alex Chapter 4: Beliefs

This entry is part 4 of 7 in the series Alex

I was shaking. Why did I have to pick this safe house? A place where women would be nude? What else was occurring in this place? The pair was looking at me, expectantly. “Can you confirm your beliefs, because I wouldn’t want to align myself with the wrong people?”, I said, with shakiness in my

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Alex Chapter 5: A tour

This entry is part 5 of 7 in the series Alex

Shaking, I stepped away from the table, completely nude and exposed. “I’ll show you around”, said the older woman but I honestly had no idea how I would even be able to follow her. Why did I have to pick this place? Why was this place even in the list? Why didn’t I just turn

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Alex Chapter 6: My shack

This entry is part 6 of 7 in the series Alex

The tour was officially finished so I was pretty left to my own demise. I quickly returned to what would be my own shack, and saw that two men were already working hard on removing the second bed from the building. They both saluted me but otherwise didn’t really strike up a conversation. It didn’t

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Alex Chapter 7: Painting

This entry is part 7 of 7 in the series Alex

I finished sketching my first canvas soon after supper, and began preparing my paint right afterwards. The first lines went well: this wasn’t my first painting so despite the difference in painting company and brush types I was able to properly translate my vision on the canvas. I didn’t start with a big one: I

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Alex Chapter 8: Used

This entry is part 8 of 7 in the series Alex

The delivery man wasn’t taking no for an answer. In fact, when I resumed my protesting, he put his big hand over my mouth. “Listen lady, these are the rules here. I’ll be gentle with you but this is happening. Tomorrow, I’ll get you more supplies, and we will all make sure everyone one of

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