DALENE FRANCES MICHAELS ❏ I walked to and from my elementary school, which was about a kilometer from home, along sand streets. On one particular summer day, I was walking home by myself. With my schoolcase in hand, I kicked empty cans along the street and skipped stones across the sand, entertaining myself on my lonely walk home. Lost in the fantasy world of my mind, I bent over to pick up a stone. From between my legs, I could see everything behind me upside down. I saw a group of people led by a man running toward me at a fast clip. My flight or fight instinct kicked in and I popped back up.