The night sky was filled with myriad of colorful firecrackers. The atmosphere was fizzing with the smell of fire and smoke. With all the noise of the crackers and giggling of happy men and women, their was this girl who was crying, confined in her room, waiting for this nightmare to pass. Her colleagues mocked her, her neighbors looked down to her, and some thought she is a freak but little had they known that it is easier to make fun of a 24-year-old girl who is afraid of fireworks until you find out that it’s not the fireworks themselves but the sounds that remind her of gunshots.

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