Waking up in vomit and wondering how she got home, Rebecca slid out of bed and stripped the sheets. It was Monday. Something was special about the day, but she couldn’t remember what it was. Running the hot water in the shower, she got undressed and stepped into the blistering heat.
As the water washed over her, tears came streaming down her face. The night before was like many other nights, but she was tired. She no longer wanted to please other women and men to put food on her table and keep a roof over her and her daughter’s head. Becca had been tricking herself out for about four years, a year after her long-term boyfriend and the father of her daughter skipped town after pawning most of their belongings.
There were scars on her back from one guy who just wanted to beat her with a bullwhip. She was hesitant, but when he offered her ten grand for a half an hour, it was hard to pass up. It took more alcohol and drugs than she had ever done to rinse the taste of him from h