Monthly Archives: October 2012
For two days I paced, pressed buttons, screamed at the invisible monitors that I knew were there somewhere. I even threw a chair against one of the long clear windows in a final act of desperation. The chair simply bounced off without even leaving a mark.
For two days I ate and slept and watched vids like clockwork, but all the while fear gnawed at my soul. Continue reading
Here’s a link to Part 1 of Safe in case you missed it.
I woke in my room, curled up on the lovely big bed covered with pillows and sheets that felt like satin. After a few hard blinks, I propped myself up on one elbow and activated the touch screen which was built into the top of my nightstand.
The lights in the room turned on with the push of a button. A pleasant female voice told me the time as I began to scroll through the daily news, at least those headlines I was allowed to read. Continue reading
“We’ve got to stop the contractions. The parents aren’t here yet.”
“Nothing we can do about that, the baby’s coming. We’ll have a much bigger problem on our hands if there’s no child to give them.”
“What do we do?”
“Leave it with her a few days until the parents come to get it?”
“Won’t that make it harder?”
“Like I said, nothing we can do about that.” Continue reading
Lucia St. Clair Robson has long been one of my favorite authors. I read historical fiction almost exclusively in middle school and high school, and her novels Ride the Wind, The Tokaido Road, Light a Distant Fire, and Walk in … Continue reading