Live Free or Die

Domestic violence-related homicides account for close to half of all murders in New Hampshire.  This tragic reality has prompted a New Hampshire state representative to suggest that survivors of domestic violence be issued a gun, ammunition and shooting instructions.

And if the abuser decides to buy a bigger gun?

Or manages to get hold of hers first?

What if neither agrees to stand back to back and calmly walk twenty paces before turning to shoot?

Maybe Junior will walk in just in time to stop the argument.

After all, Junior’s been taught that we don’t like bullies.  Now his mom has a new solution.  Shoot them.

Or die trying.


About HomenDunRoamin

Teaching Artist & Writer: fiction, poetry & nonfiction. Recently completed work: a hybrid memoir. In progress: a novel set in an unnamed Latin American country on the brink of war. The book examines violent and nonviolent resistance and the choices women are forced to make to survive.
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