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Chapter II: The Heart is Something You Can’t Control

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This is Chapter II. Chapter I, “Heart in Hand, Feet on Ground” is here.


Ingrid arrived home several hours later. She burst through the front door like the morning sun through a bay window. Her glow touched every last item in the house. From the Grandfather clock in the living room to the half eaten bowl of cereal still sitting in the kitchen sink, nothing was left uncovered.

Ingrid’s mother, who had been worried sick about her daughter, still sat on the couch. She leapt to her feet but Ingrid ran  past her without acknowledgement and directly up the stairs to her bedroom. Ingrid would later claim to have not seen her mother in the living room, and if she did see her, she certainly did not mean to be rude. She would never dream of ignoring her mother.

No, she simply needed to get to her room and more specifically, her journal. Ingrid had something important she needed to write, and she feared the longer it stayed inside her head, the longer she waited to write it down, the less likely the pages of her journal would be willing to accept her words. She needed her words to be accepted.

She opened her top drawer, removed her journal, and opened it to the next available page. She took the lid off of her favourite pen and began to write. She was content to have touched pen to paper, but it would not be until fifteen years later that the contents of that journal entry would be revealed.

As Ingrid put the cap back on her pen and placed her journal back in its proper place, her mother appeared at her bedroom door.

“Ingrid?” She tentatively spoke.

“Mother!” Ingrid joyfully replied.

“What on Earth is going on, Ingrid?”

“Life, mother! Life!” Ingrid stood up from her desk and walked over to her mother. She hugged her tight and kissed her cheek. Her mother had never felt such beautiful warmth. “Let’s grab some dinner, I’m starved!”



Written by josiahh

July 24, 2013 at 9:23 AM

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