Jo hates everyone, but mostly herself. She uses drugs both to hide and to connect with others until love makes her retreat forever.
Joseph Kingsley Jr was the much-loved daughter of a well-to-do couple who died in a motorcycle accident when she was a young girl. She closed herself off from the world because of the trauma of the event and her subsequent placement with a resentful aunt.
As an adult, Jo's only way to connect to others is through drug dealing. She is torn by a desire to be in the company of others while at the same time feeling intense distrust and hatred towards everyone.
When she begins to fall in love, it scares her so much that she retreats into a drug-induced fantasy where she might just find everything she had feared and more than she had hoped for.
I wrote this many years ago, so it is riddled with grammar mistakes, but I'd be interested in what you think of it.
- - completed Sep-1994 - -