Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Evangeline (Part Seven)

After the initial shock of the diagnosis, the Goodman family accepted the Lord’s will and began to prepare for the baby’s arrival. Every day that passed they grew more and more happy and anxious to meet the new member of the family.

Evangeline sang to her mother often. Sometimes, Mrs. Goodman would fall asleep in the recliner to the multi-toned notes of her daughter’s voice, wrapping herself in the sound as she fell in to the deepest sleep and most beautiful dreams.

Now, don’t think just because I haven’t mentioned it, that Evangeline and Prissy’s relationship got any better after the library incident. On the contrary, it cemented Prissy’s determination to ruin Evangeline. Since Evangeline and Megan were good friends, Prissy took out her rage on both of them, everything from hiding a dead cockroach in Evangeline’s tuna salad, to telling lies in an effort to get them suspended from school. Yet, even with all her power, Prissy was unable to seriously hurt, discredit, or shame Evangeline or Megan – not for lack of trying mind you.

Sooner or later, our debts come due and Prissy's were on the way in the shape of an old Ford pickup truck.


Anonymous said...

An old Ford pick-up truck. I like your familiarity with the terminology. The Lord's will. Etc.

Deb said...

Great story! I know it's hard to find time but keep writing!