The prompt this week for RemembeRED from Write on Edge was to write a 200 word pitch for your memoir.
An idyllic childhood turns sour when a young girl makes the mistake of angering her friends, leading to her ostracization. Compounding the problem are her family issues, which lead to her withdrawing into herself.
After being bullied for years, she is broken and feels like she has nothing to live for. Her self-mutilation and cries for help go unanswered until she meets the man who will change her world.
He is everything she thought she wanted, but the fairytale doesn't last long. She gets drawn into a dark underworld of abuse, drug addiction, and lies, where, in desperation, she sinks to unfathomable lows.
Although she finally gains the courage to break free of the relationship, she can't kick the drugs and manages to drag everyone around her down as well.
An unexpected pregnancy gives her the strength she needs to turn her life around. Motherhood proves to be a fulfilling experience, and she finally finds the happiness that has escaped her for so long.