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Never Accept Lifts They Are Dangerous

It was in 2009 when i was in S.4 and my Headmistress died at school and the school was deep in the village.She was the one who paid for for my school fees where by i wouldn't miss going for her burial so on my way to the burial here came a man ridding a bicycle and met me walking i was very tied and i had no money with me.So this man requested to take me up to the burial place at first i refused but he insisted until i accepted.When i sat on his bicycle he rode and took me direct up to his home and told me he wanted to take water we entered his room and i sat down on his chair.He locked the door and began forcing me into sex but i fought untill someone came and knocked the door he feared and opened the door but he went with my keys and left me at his home.He took the keys to his friend who was also my friend so when this boy came around he knew me and asked me what i was doing when i explained he told me that someone gave him a key to keep so when he sawed me it was mine he helped so much and gave me the key and even took me up to home because it was at night and i did not know the place where i was.

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: 16-21 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Buhamosir, Busia, Uganda
 
This story describes a...
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social
relations
economic
opportunity
physical
well-being
 
 
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nobody
the wrong
people
This story describes a...
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succeeded
 
 
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