Write about a defining moment in your life when you were forced to grow up in an instant (or a series of instants).
When I was 15 years old, chronologically still a child, even though I never really felt like a child, I suddenly had to GROW up. I was always older than my age and this incident took away the rest of my innocence.
I babysat every weekend for this couple with three kids. The oldest was 13 and old enough to babysit, but they didn’t want to tie him down. They wanted him to be with his friends.
Well he, and his friend, tried to rape me one night. I had to gather my strength and fight off two males larger than me. I was very petite, never hit 5 foot and only weighed about 80 pounds at the time. I fought like my life depended on it. I finally got away after kicking and punching and whatever it took (I like to forget that night), I grabbed the other 2 small children and locked myself in the bathroom til they left.
They had to leave because mom and dad would be home soon. I brought the kids out, put them to bed and then the parents returned home.
I never said a word to his parents or my parents. The next day at school they started to destroy my reputation. I grew up real fast.
I had to see him all the time because we were in band together even though we weren’t in classes together because of our age and our different paths in life.
I see him on FaceBook. I irrationally had the thought to see if he would be my friend, but I did that during my manic phase and when I calmed down I knew that would be a big mistake. I just ignore his picture when I see it come up. We have mutual friends though.