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Chapter 44

Harper woke to the good smells of something cooking in the kitchen. She put her warm robe on, grabbed the walker, and went out to investigate. There was Blaise adorned in one of her bright pink aprons. It was a … Continue reading

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Chapter 43

The hospital released Harper on the Saturday afternoon before Easter with strict instructions to get plenty of rest, to not lift anything over five pounds, and to make a follow up appointment with her doctor in one week. She was … Continue reading

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Chapter 42

Harper got stronger with each day. Before she would be allowed to go home, however, she had to be able to get herself out of bed and visit the bathroom unassisted, and she needed to be able to take fifty … Continue reading

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Chapter 40

Harper woke the next morning with the most clarity yet. A nurse came in to get her up for some chair time and remarked, “I’m surprised your man isn’t here yet. He has barely left your side.” “Oh, he’s not … Continue reading

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Chapter 39

Harper gained more mobility over the next few hours. Her speech was a little garbled, but really not that bad, considering. The doctors were calling her their little miracle because even if she regained consciousness, they weren’t convinced she would … Continue reading

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Chapter 38

Harper and Graham lay quiet, intertwined in the afterglow of a particularly good lovemaking session. It had not always been like that. As in their whole marriage, they had worked at communication in language and love. It had not come … Continue reading

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Chapter 37

Harper had no concept of time—or even space; but little by little, she became more aware. Whether she was floating, flying, or still, she couldn’t tell. She felt contained within a blue-black sheath, not crowded, but definitely restricted. She wasn’t … Continue reading

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Chapter 31

Blaise swung his backpack over one shoulder and then gave Ava a big hug. “Hi, Ava. So, have you come to help us with the yard work?” “Not a chance, but thanks anyway.” She smiled and Blaise brushed by her … Continue reading

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Chapter 25

Harper and Blaise ate their food in the pleasure of each other’s company. It was hard to talk with the loud music, and they at times had to raise their volume a lot just to be heard, but it was … Continue reading

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Bleeding Two

You treat her like a prosthetic limb that you can use or cast aside at a whim, when you feel the need, but she bleeds and starts to die; and perhaps the tearing wasn’t apparent to you, but just in … Continue reading

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