Michelle Aswad stood at her apartment door, key trembling in her hand. She took a deep breath, turned the handle and waited for the terror to begin, again.
For days, Aswad had relived the sexual assault she endured at the hands of an ex-boyfriend in her downtown Denver apartment.
“I simply dreaded going home, and then being there,” the 36-year-old said of the assault four years ago. “And then I was too terrified to leave once I was inside.”
J.J. Krueger, 7, is wishing his new pencil was also a light saber when his teacher announces it’s time for a dance-off to wrap up their classroom party.
As Colorado’s Dani Jones stalked the two runners ahead of her down the backstretch of the final lap of the women’s 3,000 meters on Saturday, the scene played out like something from the film “Groundhog Day.”