“Nine years ago I threatened to kill a man. I did not know his name or anything about him. And yet when I threatened to kill him, I meant it.
To this day I still wonder what would have happened if, by some fluke, the box-cutter had made its way into my own hand.
I wonder if I would have pressed the cold blade against his throat, as he had done to me just moments prior. I wonder if I would have found it in me to stab him as he lay there on top of me, strangling me, bashing me, indecently sexually assaulting me.
I still don’t know.
What I do know is that by threatening to end his life, I saved my own.”
Great, brave piece. Whole thing at the link.