The voice echoes in her head as she sits on the toilet seat, staring at the crimson spots on her underwear and contemplating how uncomfortable tampons will feel. She’s the last of her schoolmates to get her period, but they’ll make fun of her no more.
She remembers years ago, when she first bled, as he professed his love and swore her to secrecy.
But as blackness threatens to pull her in, she now knows she’ll break her promise. She’s been a good girl, but no more.
Born, raised and currently living in Bucharest, Romania, Teodora is a 32-year-old online content manager and marketing specialist at a national radio station. She has been reading exclusively in English since she was 17, and has been trying her hand at writing in a language that’s not her native one for a year and a half. Has flash fiction published on 101 Words and Friday Flash Fiction.