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God help any writer that fails to make kidnapping look and sound as vile and repugnant as it is. Words matter. They wire our brains and govern responses more than most are comfortable admitting to.

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The soulless came for a soul, the very thing they could never regain. They came to take innocence and feel the evil joy as they sunk into the filth of indifference. They were the zombies of our apocalypse, hardwired to damage others to feed their addictions. And they call it "kidnap" - I doubt the kid get's to "nap," and this ain't no cartoon with a swag bag or napkin tied to a pole. This is the torture of children, of youth, of our very own hearts. And so we took up the fight against these zombies, and we all know how zombies die...

By Angela Abraham, @daisydescriptionari, February 11, 2019.
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The kid isn't napping, they are being tortured. That's the reality of kidnapping. Being coy about it is wrong because it keeps people from responding the way they should - as heroes and protectors of the young.