Mommy's Little Monster

I am uncertain as to exactly why I left my mother’s home for the streets of Hollywood when I was 12. Was the pain of staying so great I was forced or was the allure of freedom so enticing I was compelled? Maybe it was the combination of the two, but for whatever reason that is what I did. It was hard. I had no means, no skills and no armor. My mother tried to get me to come home, with varying degrees of success, but really it was never the same. Like a combat veteran I couldn