Then I heard the story. One little girl had survived as the rest of her friends were massacred beside her. One brave little girl who played dead, I can't even imagine the horror of hearing the gunshots, the screams and finally, only her own heart beating.
I believe it was a member of the clergy who recounted how she ran into her mother's arms, completely covered in blood and said "I'm Ok Mommy, but all my friends are dead."
The song in the 100 word challenge was "Never Going Back to Ok" by The Afters
"As the mother wrapped her arms around her daughter, she thought her heart would surely explode from the emotional dam bursting inside.
Her flesh and blood alone was the only survivor.
The mother wept, but could they be tears of joy…no.
Relief was a closer emotion, for on this day, joy no longer existed.
Covered in the blood of her classmates, the child said
“I’m Ok Mommy, but all my friends are dead.”
Ok… the mother knew her little girl would be anything but.
I don’t want her to just be Ok, I want her to be good.