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STORMS OF DISCOVERY 10Chapter 10
Hersheanna watched quietly as Jeddah hung her mate’s portrait on the wall of his garage, complete with mourning curtains. Even though she had been told her that her and her cubs cold still live there, she just couldn’t bare to face the fact the he was really gone. So she decided to move her and her family back to morning star’s where she worked there when she met Herman.
“There, how does it look?” Jeddah asked somberly as she backed up to view his grim work.
“It looks fine.” she said with a small smile, “I want to thank you again for letting me and my cubs move back in here.”
“think no more of it.” Jeddah said with a smile, “Herman was a special hearse and I just couldn’t leave his procession out in the cold, could I?”
“I just can’t believe he’s really gone.” she sniffled.
“I know.” Jeddah said as she petted her hood, “I miss him too, bu
Teenage TaoismGiving birth is the closest I’d ever felt to dying.
Before that, my near death experiences had consisted only of my silent announcement of pregnancy—silent, being that my social media accounts were all deleted almost simultaneously and I never returned to school in the fall, saying without really saying that I had caught the malicious disease of “teenage pregnancy”. I’m sure the whisper spread in the hallways like the Bubonic Plague. That September, sitting at home on what would have been the first day of my senior year, I imagined friends I’d never talk to again saying “she was only seventeen, and so full of life!” at my absence in the cafeteria tables, as if they were attending my funeral instead of talking about me behind my back.
"Full of life," I had snorted then, folding a never ending stream of what had once been my own baby clothes. "Literally."
I walked around like a zombie for the months of my pregnancy, deciding t
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