In the Rain

By Lisa Lutwyche

It’s risky telling this story because I’m a female police officer, but it’s also impossible to deny. Before I hardened my heart to protect myself, before the years of forcing myself to be always impartial, I might have convinced myself I’d imagined it all. But I wasn’t alone, even if they refuse to talk about it. I’ve been silent because of my career, but I can’t do it anymore.

Because when it rains, I remember. Just like him.

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