The sun had finally set behind the horizon, the smell of rain filled the air, as the cold of the night set in. Ellie pulled her jacket tighter around her body, leaning against the wall to see around the line of people filing out of the nightclub. Temptations await you was spray painted on the bricks just under the welcome sign. She stood on her tiptoes to see over the ridiculously tall man in front of her. He smelled like tobacco and body odor, she gagged and stepped back into her place in line.
The people in the world we live in today are so quick to gloss over other people's problems when they themselves are not directly affected. We live day to day trying to better ourselves and focus on a single task at a time. Whether you are on your feet, sitting at a desk, or at home taking care of your children, all of us have everyday responsibilities that become more like a routine than a chore. But what if that wasn't always the case?