I recently read an article about a man who had physically abused his wife for twenty of the twenty-seven years that they have been married. He found religion and redemption in year twenty and they are now living in wedded bliss. It was hard for me to not sit in judgement of their journey and question how this woman tolerated two decades of abuse and still came to place of forgiveness. Amidst all my wondering I couldn’t help but imagine something different, an alternate ending:

© Arlene Amitirigala 2021. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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