“Safe Haven”

We travelled that same night. Nothing with us. We’d been living in a couple of different places, but at this last one the local Mafia wanted the tiny room we had. It was a kitchen, a toilet and a bedroom in one—you couldn’t move. They took me outside. ‘We’ll just kill you. No one cares,’ they kept telling me as they beat me. Then they gave me two options: stay and die or leave. I grabbed my wife and daughter Continue reading “Safe Haven”