Most people exchange a courteous "hello" with the people who scan and bag their purchases but few go further than that. Ever wonder what the woman behind the counter was going through?
Breaking Free, my first published work of fiction, is a short story that explores an instance in the life of Mara, a 30-year-old single mother of two, who works at a drug store in downtown Chicago. She's overworked, underappreciated and on the edge. Will she let bitterness destroy her or will she take the first steps toward creating a new life?