The Nightmare After Christmas

Elaine Gilmartin
4 min readJan 1, 2024

Yes, be afraid, be very afraid

by Elaine Gilmartin

Pixabay-Andrea Piacquadio

People will sell their souls to feel safe.

They will peel the fingers of the drowning from the life raft to better their own odds at survival.

They will trample the fallen in desperation for the exit.

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Elaine Gilmartin

A therapist by profession, a runner by passion, a writer by necessity.