Bound and Gagged

I feel like such a wimp. I'm a 16-year-old girl, smart, pretty, very independent. Early in June my parents let me stay home from school one day - headache. I was alone, it was raining and windy so I didn't pay attention to the rattling noises. At about 11 o'clock two guys broke in through our rec room window. They confronted me in the kitchen and I was so surprised and petrified that I just stood there shaking. They wanted money and credit cards and promised not to hurt me. They had rolls of duct tape and as I stood terrified and weeping they taped my arms behind my back, bound my legs and mouth with tape and pretty much wound the rest of the roll all around me. I was left plopped down on the kitchen floor with my ankles taped to my wrists.
I couldn't get loose, couldn't stand or even move much so I had to lie there until my younger sisters came home from school around 2:30. By that time I was feeling pretty embarrassed about my helplessness and angry with myself for not putting up a fight. My sisters had to get a neighbor to help undo the tape while I lay there wanting to disappear into the floor. Of course I truthfully related everything to my family and the police but by the time I got together with my friends I added some details about punching, kicking and being a general hellfire. I became a bit of a heroine but now, two months later, I feel like a liar and a hypocrite (in addition to a wimp).
All Taped Up

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