Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Chapter 82-The Whole Story

I approached the building and it flooded me with the memories of my first place here in this city.  There were tenants hanging out in the courtyard, if you could call it that.  I checked the paper again looking for her unit.  I knocked on the door and waited.  After a few seconds I heard her calling out.
“Just a minute.”
Why was I here?  I still couldn’t answer that as I stood outside waiting for her to answer the door.  Maybe it was to buy her off or to simply see under what conditions my grandchild would be living.
“Sorry to keep you wa…” Her voice died out when she saw me.  “Mrs. Smith, um I, um what are you doing here?”
“May I come in?”
“Yes, of course.”  She replied stepping to the side to allow me entry. 
“Is um everything ok?”  She fiddled with the hem of her shirt.  Under it I could see the mound that was growing.  “Would you like something to eat or drink?  I have soda and juice.”
I put my hand up to stop her talking.  “I’m fine.  I came to talk to you about Dunham.”
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Thursday, July 5, 2012

Chapter 81-No Way Out

The first day I tried to tell myself it was stress.   
The second day I tried to tell myself it was a stomach flu.  
 On the third day I bought a test to confirm what I was trying to deny.  I was glad I was home alone as I broke out in a hysterical fit of laughter. 
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