Peggy and I were mismatched as a pair of girls could be, she willowy, me a human fireplug. Ignoring snickering boys, frowning biddies, suspicious parents, she was my world and I hers.
The penalty for what we
planned was beyond reckoning, but we had to get away. The woods
whispered of a different world. We’d heard of its horrors our whole
Dauntless, we climbed the wall and found it all true.
Woodland people are savage, ruthless, cunning. Fighting every step, we
learned first how to live, then thrive.
Civilization is a false façade for slavery. We will never return.