Kay, it’s hard for me to know how to respond to this. As a piece of writing, it’s flawless, of course. For a while I hoped it was fiction, but I know when this kind of story comes from the heart, the gut. When #metoo got started and I began counting up, I realized I didn’t know one woman in my universe including my mother who didn’t have a met moment, my mother in the early 1920s as a governess.
Thank god you had Callie and her boyfriend to break down the door. It’s one thing to come close to being raped-I know that feeling. But I can’t imagine being a 100% victim. Of all you went through, including keeping it a secret, I’m glad you were spared that horror. Very brave story-telling.