I Can See Clearly Now (flash fiction)

I Can See Cleary Now

“I can see clearly now the rain has gone…” Sofia sang along to the car radio. Phillipa, who was driving, joined in.

Sofia’s father had beaten her when he found out she was gay and had a girlfriend. He forbade her to see Phillipa again. Social workers intervened once the bruises became obvious and she ended up in foster care.

Now that school was over, Sofia and Phillipa packed all their things and headed to the city where they would live together. It would take time for Sofia’s scars to heal, but she was in a better place now.

Joanne Fisher

Word count: 99

When I’m in a deep depression I do like listening to the song I Can See Clearly Now as it helps remind me the darkness will clear eventually.

I was lucky, my family has always been supportive, but I have friends who weren’t so fortunate…

This was written with the prompt of writing a story with optimism provided by the Carrot Ranch January 23 Story Challenge.

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