by Nicole Llera

When in public, it is her duty to bury these symptoms deep down behind a professional, stoic demeanor. No one must detect a trace of her illness. She will walk out of this bathroom appearing completely as Michaela, the smart, put-together college student. In control of her self and her actions. She sucks in an abrupt, sharp breath and opens the door with a paper towel that she then shoots into the trash.

#PermissiontoBloom a novel by Nicole Llera (@nicolelleraauthor)

WritingSamantha Schutz