Dreading and Hoping All
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By Nicholas Alahverdian
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Chapter One: Hellfire in Florida
Hell is other people
The first thing I remember is the brightness of the sun. The blazing, white-hot sun, and then being whisked into a luxurious lobby. It was a welcome departure from the drab, impoverished climate of Omaha, Nebraska where I had spent the previous 24 months. As I sit and attempt to remember the month that I was sent to this hellhole in Florida, my mind is simply drawn blank. That’s how overmedicated I was.
Let’s move on. It was in 2004. I was 16 years old. I flew from Nebraska to Sarasota, Florida with my DCYF social worker and we drove up the massive Tampa bridge. I remember feeling Continue reading Dreading and Hoping All by Nicholas Alahverdian