I can feel my life bleeding away as I stick the needle full of cocaine into my arm. The freeing sensation is euphoric. For one split second, I perceive nothing and everything all at once.
It all falls away. The pain. The hurt. The suffering.
It’s all gone.
I’m no longer Lilith Riley, abandoned child to the foster system, forced to give my new ‘daddy’ blowjobs.
Until I’m not.
I’m a junkie. A user. You give, and I take. I don’t care about anything but my next score. You’re no one until I need you.
I’ll tell as many lies as I have to in order to get what I want.
That’s what life is anyway, isn’t it?
A great big lie.