Inside Ballerina – Written from Z to A

ballerinaZealous in her love of dance, she pushed ardently through one more pirouette, delicately balancing on one toe.

Young, graceful, beautiful, her chiseled body spun weightlessly on the toe of her yellow satin slipper, then knee buckling, she relinquished to the pain of another cramp.

X-rays revealed a different plan: new life was developing inside her – a message she embraced, but didn’t want to hear; she clutched her belly and thought of Victor.

What she would tell him was a problem she didn’t want to face; she feared his reaction and his temper…and she was right. Victor was not happy at her news and demanded she get back to work immediately; they would talk later.

Under pasty makeup and scant clothing, she regretted the fact that her living had to be made another way than her love of dancing. Tears trickled down her cheeks as she headed back to work; things didn’t go as planned and she had gotten careless, but she had to eat too. Continue reading Inside Ballerina – Written from Z to A


Chapter 4 -Sad News

Early Saturday morning, Frank began his day at Fanny’s Corner Café to grab breakfast – the same place Mr. Simmons had taken him years before. The place Frank heard the cockamamie story of Simmons being his biological father. Frank bit his lip. Uneasiness settled over him as he found a booth in the opposite corner of the one he once shared with Mr. Simmons.

I came to put things behind me; to conquer my past. That’s what Anne wants me to do. That’s what I need to do. He picked up the local newspaper, ordered ham and eggs, and tried his best to concentrate on the real reason he came back to Tekamah. Continue reading Chapter 4 -Sad News