As she huddled in the cardboard box, the cold wind whipped through the alleyway, sending shivers down her spine. Her stomach growled loudly, a painful reminder of her hunger. She searched frantically for any scraps of food, but the dumpsters were empty, and the nearby stores had closed for the night.
She knew she had to find a way to survive until morning, when she could hopefully scavenge for food. She wrapped herself tighter in her thin blanket and tried to keep warm.
As she lay there, she couldn’t help but think about how she ended up in this situation. Was it bad luck? A string of unfortunate events? Or was it the result of a broken system that failed to help those in need?
Regardless of the cause, she knew that she had to keep fighting to survive. She closed her eyes and tried to block out the hunger and cold, hoping that tomorrow would bring some relief.
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