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Ouachita Stories

Madison Burch


The entangling trap of fear

August 02, 2018

“Did we get everything?,” my father asked. With soft tears in my eyes, I said, “Yes, I think it’s time to go.” I remember move-in day like it was yesterday. I’m the oldest of three kids, and I’ve always been close to my family. Living in Louisiana, I felt that I would be so distant from my family when I left for Ouachita – so distant from what I always knew as home.