[Stories on a Theme – a weekly theme that I use as a spring board for short stories over the weekend. Catch up with the posts on my IG]
Olivia lay in her bed and breathed easily for once.
This was hers. Her own home. It didn’t matter that there were still boxes to unpack and the mattress was still on the floor.
The stress began to melt away. All of it was worth it for this feeling, this was her home and her house and no one else’s.
Her own private castle to retreat from the world.
It was safe, and that was all that mattered.
She was finally safe.